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grass clippings

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by seasonal services, May 23, 2004.

  1. seasonal services

    seasonal services LawnSite Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 32

    what do you guys do with your grass clippings at the the end of the day. I have been just bagging them and letting the garbage men take it or throwing them in my garden. There getting to be a pain to get rid of. I dont want to take them to the landfill because i think they will charge me to dump it. Just wondering if anyone had any ideas or could tell me what they do.
     
  2. Joe25

    Joe25 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I was fortunate last year to be able to dump on private property in the woods, not the case this year. Some of my customers allow me to dump on site. Some have their own compost piles. Otherwise I go to a local mulch company who accepts the clippings and debris for a fee of course.
     
  3. MudslinginFX4

    MudslinginFX4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,170

    Don't bag and you won't have the clippings! If you do bag, charge more for your time and also to dispose of them at the landfill.
     
  4. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    In most areas it's actually not allowed to dump lawn debris in the landfill. I highly suggest you mulch or discharge instead of bagging. Grass clippings are an important source of fertilization to the yard.

    Randy
     
  5. Blades & Spades

    Blades & Spades LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I throw all the grass clippings on the compost heap, and use the compost to provide "an extra service". Costs a little time, but it goes a long way for customer relations. Of course it depends how many yards you're doing as to what space you need.
     
  6. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    I bring the grass clippings back home to make compost. Customer love the compost on there lawns and flower/bush bed area's.
     
  7. EastProLawn

    EastProLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,110

    Mulch the grass whenever possible and just charge extra if they want it bagged, this way it covers the dumping fee the landfill will charge you.
     

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