finding dumping sites

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Lawn Watcher, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. Lawn Watcher

    Lawn Watcher LawnSite Member
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    I guess the time has come... I now need to find a site to dump debris (grass, branches and leaves) as they are building more and more new houses with grass from property line to line. In the past I got away with dumping on the customers property, in the woods. I have tried calling the townships and asking them if they know any place to dump. They all seem to have their own yards they use for sping and fall cleanups. Does anyone know of places to dump in central New Jersey? I work primarly in Watchung and Warren (Somerset County). I know they truck the garbage over 40 miles to Pennsylvania around here, and I would really like to avoid hauling that far. Any ideas or suggestions on where I can look?

    Lawn Watcher
  2. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    hi, im in east brunswick. we cant find a dump that will accept grass any longer. there are some props that must be bagged, no way around it, but we tell the client the grass belongs to him/her. there is one place here for brush/stumps/leaves, very reasonably priced, but too far for u to travel im sure. good luck
  3. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    our dump here charges $9.60 per square foot of debris. unbelievable. Luckily I have my own 2 acres to dump on.
  4. GraZZmaZter

    GraZZmaZter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 740

    Lawn Watcher

    Try the Forum " Network with people from your area "

    It will probably get you further than here.
  5. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    Why not just start your own compost facility? Either with a few other LCO's or just on your own property. Compost your leaves, sod, clippings, and whatever else. Bring in a screener every now and again, and then sell the stuff back to clients.
  6. fox

    fox LawnSite Member
    from MN
    Posts: 57

    local farmers are sometimes inclined to take leaves and grass. i do this, and find it to be easy and cheap, i have used him for a long time. try this if you don't own property.
  7. kels

    kels LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 280

    check with your mulch yards. this is what they make mulch with
  8. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    So you can pull them off before you take stuff "for a ride in the county"

  9. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Posts: 8,745

    LOL...ahhh...that brings back memories:D
  10. Little Guy

    Little Guy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 118

    I would suggest to the clients that require bagging to (start their own compost pile or contaner) or have you start it and have you maintain it.

    If they accept it sound like a good add on service for $$

    Just a suggestion! Little Guy:blob2:

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