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Where to get rid of grass clippings ?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by skmodmsl, Apr 12, 2004.

  1. skmodmsl

    skmodmsl LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    I was wonderering where you guys dispose of grass clippings. My local landfill doesnot accept them. I plan to mulch the lawns I mow. However windrows of grass are sometimes inevitable. I hate the "hayfield" look of them. I've resorted to blowing them around to scatter them. Do your towns accept grass clippings or is it just the town I live in ?
  2. lawnmedic1

    lawnmedic1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    We have farms that will take our clippings or leaves, But we just double cut when needed. Raise your deck 1/2 to 3/4 inch and re-cut areas needed using same strips...Chuck
  3. Doster's L & L

    Doster's L & L LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 616

    Designate a spot on your own propertyas a compost bin. Just an idea.
  4. grshppr

    grshppr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 301

    Put an ad in the paper under farm equipment so something along those lines. I just did and got 2 places to dump an unlimited amount of grass.
  5. Meg-Mo

    Meg-Mo Inactive
    Posts: 1,020

    Put MEG MO blades on and no worries about clipping.
  6. Del9175

    Del9175 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    Check in your town if there are any recycling yards. Around here they take any kind of yard debris. $22 a ton. They turn it into mulch and compost.
  7. C & T

    C & T LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Check the yellow pages, there are some compost sites but they do cost a fee. If you need to add that into your price - which you should do anyway's. The other solution would be to do what was said above: get mulching blades and double cut if it's that high.

  8. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,372

    Although I am only 16, I have 15 accounts in my area and its only spring! I have an advantage in my town. They take Vegetation every other week for free as part of the garbage clean up. So, I use 5 of those green garbage cans and put them out every other week. Whenever I have an overload of grass I store it behind my garage and take it out the week after. So things are good here with grass!
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,360

    Put the clippings back into the lawn. I run mulch kits and never worry about it.
  10. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    petr, i just got a letter from the d.e.p. concerning doing what your doing. if the clippings you're collecting, are going to a recycling center, then ground into mulch to be used in flower beds and vegetable gardens, and they contain a herbicide, guess who's in trouble??

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