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Where to dump lawn waste??

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by vcoop70, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. vcoop70

    vcoop70 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 7

    So I do a lot of lawn cleanups and flowerbed edging. I am looking for a good place to dump yard waste and dirt around town. Only idea I have is try to find a farmer with a burn pile out in the country. Any thoughts or comments are appreciated.
  2. LandFakers

    LandFakers LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 6,229

    I dump in my backyard! My local dump takes it all, but we are limited to 1 trip a week so there is also a farmer that will take grass clipping and leafs only. Not sure why.
  3. Armsden&Son

    Armsden&Son LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,358

    Well, where do you live? I live in Upstate New York now but I used to live in Boston and there was a place called Landscape Express...(used to be kaknes for those who remember).... This place was great.... Mulch, top soil, stone, whatever you needed.... They also took everything we could give them in terms of waste.... grass clippings, leaves, branches, trees.... It was great! Pretty good operation because they charge you for dumping your branches then they make mulch with it and charge you again! Anyway, you should have some sort of town dump or county dump where you can go.... If you are trying to dump for free but can't then you need to put the cost in your initial estimate...
  4. DalesLanscaping

    DalesLanscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    I only really cut a handful of lawns as our main job is treatments (lawns I cut our mine and a few family members) but we just dump in the woods. A LOT of woods near us
  5. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,647

    My nursery takes all compost. One of the biggest nursery's is just a couple blocks from my house.
  6. zechstoker

    zechstoker LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 976

    For me, it depends on where I'm at. If I'm home, I just use my burn pile. If I'm cutting at the cattle ranch I service, I dump clippings in the pastures for the cows to eat. If I'm working in the city, I just use the yard waste can that are at every house there. Only during big cleanup jobs do I have to haul stuff off to the dump, and that runs $20 per truck load.
  7. die4irish

    die4irish LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Posts: 104

    my moms 2 acre garden. every fall i spread it out and plow it under. She has the best soil around. ( And the biggest nightcrawlers for fishing )
  8. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,077

    Some landscape supply (bulk materials) places accept organic debris.

    They charge you to dump it off then turn it into mulch and sell it back to you. Pretty good racket.
  9. ihydro

    ihydro LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    I go to a local farmer who has a huge composting shed, all the root matter and wasted stalks and leaves left over from my hydroponic projects goes into his composting piles. He welcomes as much as me and my friends can give him.
  10. kawakx125

    kawakx125 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,128

    our freakin local dump charges 12 bucks a YARD for dumping commercial lawn waste, half that for residents where the waste comes from their personal property. needless to say the magnets come off whenever i pull in! then they turn it into compost and sell it back for 6 bucks a yard.

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