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Yard Waste Problems

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by elitelawnteam1, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    I just got another letter from the Village of Cary about the "huge pile of yardwaste" in my backyard. Because of all the clean-ups I've been doing I havn't had time to send it out to the compost facility a few miles away for the past two weeks. It doesn't look all that bad... I mean it's under a tree, and I keep it compressed and not flying around everywhere.

    I have until Nov. 20th to get it all out of there, and my schedule is packed all weekend. Has anyone ever been in this situation? What did you do to solve the problem? Or is everyone lucky enough to live in an area where property inspectors don't exist?

  2. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,535

    I wouldn't raise a stink. They will win. Does your zoning allow you to run a business out of your house? Just asking because it will be the first angle the town takes .
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  3. jsslawncare

    jsslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,673

    Build a fire, and when they complain about that have a bag of nashmollows handy.
    Where I live we don't have property inspectors either. I too have the huge pile of waste.
  4. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Technically, I can't burn leaves, the thing is, nobody said anything all summer, and that pile stank! The inspector drives by at least once a week and didn'r say a thing. Has she not been doing he job all summer? It's stupid because it's her sole job to piss off the people that pay her.
  5. Dr.NewEarth

    Dr.NewEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    I wonder if you angered one of your neighbors and they complained?
  6. elitelawnteam1

    elitelawnteam1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    In the middle of October, is when she first came around, I asked if there were complaints, she said none. Then what's the problem? "You need to come back into compliance" The week after she came by again and said 2 people complained. Personally, I don't really care, most of my neighbors have hated me and my family since the beginning of time. After I learned people had complained, I will simply call in everything that pisses me off about them, give them a taste of their own medicine. I have a feeling I know who called, and they will be sorry that they did.
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,465

    Build a wall around it and tell them it is your compost pile.
  8. nortonlawncare

    nortonlawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    so instead of dropping it off at said compost facility you took it to your house and piled it up before you were going to take it to the facility? you said it really stank, and you refused to take care of it when you got a warning. With this happening you still manage to have the mind set that you're going to screw over a neighbor because you THINK you know who it is?

    I think you should just take care of it, no need to make a mountain out of a mole hill
  9. calvinslawnservices

    calvinslawnservices LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 836

    If it was a few miles away from your house. I would have just dropped it off on my way home and been done with it, no sense in handling the material twice.
  10. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I think you need to treat it as a priority and do whatever it takes to get the pile out of there ASAP and find a better way to deal with your yard wastes in the future.

    I compost a lot of my yard wastes in the back of my property where they don't bother anyone. I have a few different piles depending on the material. The town recycling center is also nearby for heavy brush etc., but the hours are very limited.

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