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leaf dumping?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Remsen1, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    Where do you dump leaves? I can no longer afford the time it takes to bag them and leave them on the curb at the customer's property. I have some options that I know of, but I want to hear some more creative ideas.
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    LOL...its called a country road. Just drop your tailgate down and floor it.

    Seriously though, perhaps talk to some friends or relatives that you know in the area that owns some property that you could pay them rent a month to dump the leaves on
  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,154

    on my property
  4. CamLand

    CamLand LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,299

    talk to people who have gardens,or just need it for compost,i have 2 family members who have big gardens i dump my leaves at there houses and they just tile them up in there gardens
  5. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
    Messages: 1,647

    Contact your local sanitation department.

    Where I am dumping is a per ton fee. We don't dump at the town anymore. There is a facility close to me and it went up to $52.50 per ton.
  6. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    You can also check with local nurseries. Many nurseries will take shredded leaves in the fall. They use the leaves to cover their stock over winter.

    Many private,as well as town facilities will accept them to make compost with. Unfortunately we have to pay to dump our trucks. :cool:
  7. NYRookie

    NYRookie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 240

    I dump leaves at an organic compost site. The guy takes leaves, grass, mulch, manure, just about everything but brush. The best part is that it is free. I know some guys that dump at a farmers place. They either trade thier services or give him a couple of bucks. All farmers have a bank that they dump over. There ought to be some farmers around, because I have a camp up by you and know a couple.
  8. mike9497

    mike9497 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    i dump mine at a farm for 10 bucks a truck load

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