Where do you put it?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by action1, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. action1

    action1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Just curious what others do with there waste. Grass clippings are easy, but what do you do when a cleanup fills your landscape trailers? I have been shredding and composting but have run out of room. I resorted to burning shrubs and tree limbs but that is not fast enough. Also I can not get enough dumpsters to keep up at this point . The dumps are few and far between and very expensive here.
  2. Vecchio Lawn Care

    Vecchio Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 905

    I take all my brush and limbs under 6' long to the waste management place and they take it for free as long as you say it is from your residency. Having advertisement on your truck will throw up a red flag
  3. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Interesting that dumpsites is far and few.
    What does the metro do with waste storm materials? Where does anyone take green waste?

    My mowers is set up to mulch........this has reduced my haul off by 60%.
    The majority of my accounts has back ways of trees,etc. where i can dump on site.

    What does Houston do with all the debris?
  4. action1

    action1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Monday and Tuesday I called every number I could find for landfills . About 15 numbers called and only 1 answered the phone . I think it was a waste Managment location . I was quoted a price of $49 plus tax per yard of materials. Also told they would have to see load. Load is at least 5 yards.
    If you are a resident in city of Houston and no advertising on truck it is free at their locations . I don't qualify on both accounts.

    One of my employees told me his old boss would take the gate off their trailer then go down a country road at 90 till it all fell out. Not an option for me.
  5. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    You mean there is no recycling centers where this material is ground down, chipped or composted?
    at around 52.00 a yd. for disposal, that is criminal.
    We are charged 50.00 a ton........with a minimum charge of 8.00 up to 300 lbs. License is required to be a class 5 hauler. Residential citizens is free. Restrictions apply to commercial haulers. We have a county landfill that collects no green waste.........they are for other debris removals at 85.00 a ton.
  6. TruSomethingOrOther

    TruSomethingOrOther LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Whatever I can't dispose of myself I take to the areas compost facility. It's where the city dumps all the yard waste from local pickup, along with anyone willing to pay a minimal fee. Price is $10 for first 400 pounds and $0.025 cents per pound after that. They have a couple front end loaders and a tub grinder on site and composts everything. Awesome place. Really surprised your area doesn't have a facility like that.
  7. Stars & Stripes Landscaping

    Stars & Stripes Landscaping LawnSite Member
    from CT
    Messages: 246

    I have quite a few friends in the business that would let me dump on their site.
  8. Centralmichiganlawncare

    Centralmichiganlawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 218

    We take all of our stuff to our local landscape supply, They have a full production site where they use it to make soil blends or chip up the brush and sell it as brush chips. We pay $8.50/yard
  9. CuttingEdgeLandscapes

    CuttingEdgeLandscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 196

    We have a local mulch supplier who takes everything from yard waste to trees for free. He makes compost and mulch out of it.
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  10. StackLawn

    StackLawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 6

    What really irritates me is the fact that even as a city resident, I have to pay to dump limbs at local recycling center that they turn into mulch and compost. I would then have to pay them for said mulch or compost if I wanted some. That means I get charged on both ends. But if I set the same limbs on the curb, the city picks it up for free. What's up with that?
    Sorry for the rant.

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