The season is rounded down, but I had one customer that asked me about loading out a debris pile from his backyard. It was a pile accumulating from leaves, grass clippings, ornamental grass, hosta cuttings, dead plants, Christmas tree, and branches/limbs that had fallen from trees in the yard. It was all mixed together. This made it difficult to handle. The pile had to be loaded out to my trailer, parked on the street, about 220 feet away. There is no way to reach the pile with pickup/trailer. Also, the path of travel was steeply sloped in some places, but not a major uphill travel on the outward direction. The entire pile was about 5 cu yds. My question: What is the best way to get this pile out to the trailer? I know it sounds pretty corny to ask the question. However, having wood and leaves mixed together made it neither a leaf pile to move, nor made it a pile of sticks to drag to the trailer. Some of the leaves had been there for a couple of years. I used an old chain saw to cut through the pile to make length manageable for loading into a wheelbarrow. My primary loading tool was a 4-tined pitchfork. I could push the wheelbarrow to the trailer for dumping, of forking out onto the pile on the trailer. The wood branches varied from 1" diamter, to 6-7" diameter. Some were partially rotten, some very sound wood. The chain in the saw dulled quickly, making cutting the wood difficult. The short lengths were able to be forked, or manually loaded to the wheelbarrow. Is there a better way? I spent over six hours loading out today. I keep thinking there must be an easier way. I have more pics if needed. Thanks.