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How does everyone handle yard waste? Drass clippings, leaves, branches

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by FCS Services, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. FCS Services

    FCS Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I was wondering how everyone handles yard waste? How do you handle clippings, leaves and any branches collected? How and where to you load them on you rig? How do you off load them and where?

    I have an open 16' open trailer and an F150. I use to have a Lawn tractor pull behind type trailer that I had mounted on the trailer that I use to "dump" at my debris sight (very easy). But now, due to more yard waste accumulation I just dump everything in the F150. Works okay until it comes time to unload.

    Any thought or ideas would be greatly appreciated..


  2. jt5019

    jt5019 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,432

    I dont bag so grass clippings arent an issue. If im hauling branches i just load them into the back of my pickup truck or my trailer(depending how big the pile is) I can take branches and leaves to my local dump for free. If im lazy i will dump them in the back of my fathers property when hes not home :)
  3. Brendan Smith

    Brendan Smith LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,195

    :nono: :nono: :laugh:

    just practice looking surprised when he says something and say "the nerve of some people":laugh: :laugh:

    i just pile them up where i used to have my garden and burn them every now and then.

    HOLE-N-ONE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    I use several 55gal plastic barrels in a rotation to put the clippings in.I have a freind that takes the full barrels dumps them in his compost pile and brings back a couple of empties and gets few more full ones. Seems to work real well.

  5. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 3,065

    We are lucky, a friend owns a plastics shop with several acres behind it so guess where it all goes. And its right in the middle of my routes.:usflag:
  6. chadwhick

    chadwhick LawnSite Member
    Messages: 27

    if customers have trash pickup and don't mind I pile waste @ site. other wise branches and such I pile on trailer or in pickup.
  7. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,016

    We leave all grass clippings, branches, etc. on the street for city pickup.
  8. FCS Services

    FCS Services LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Where do you put them on your rig - I'm thinking about getting a E250 or ? I have a f150 that I use now but I use to use a van. The van was really handy and useful. would like to use a van again but not sure what to do with the 1/2 - full pick up load of clippings???

    Thanks in advance

  9. Idealtim

    Idealtim LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    55 gallon drums in the frount of the trailer for grass clippings, thrown on my compost pile, branches- back of truck and to transfer station.
  10. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,821

    Some municipalities have curb side leaf pickup, in those places we dump leaves in the street.I have a 150 acres, we compost yard waste and spread it out over a field on the property.

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