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How to Collect Yard Waste and Organic Debris

Keep your yard looking clean and clutter-free this season


Yard waste is a term that refers to the organic debris that piles up on your lawn throughout the year. Although some lawn debris can be beneficial to your lawn, too much of it becomes unsightly and smothers your lawn as it tries to grow. Here’s more about how to collect yard waste.

Types of Waste You’ll Find in Your Yard

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Brush
  • Tree branches, twigs, and limbs


The process of recycling yard waste is known as “composting.” Composting is a bio-chemical process that involves breaking down organic materials over time. The result is the recycling of these materials into a nutrient-rich soil that is returned into the earth to promote new organic life.

Debris Collection

Smaller items like grass clippings, leaf piles, and twigs can be collected and combined using a number of methods. Make a trip to your local nursery, hardware, or home improvement store to get some supplies. The most environmentally friendly options for collecting your lawn waste are bags. You can find compostable bags in both paper and plastic. These bags are designed to decompose organically along with the debris they hold.


Larger items like tree branches and limbs should be collected then tied together using twine or rope. You can also find these at the types of local stores mentioned above.

Grass Clippings

Although grass clippings are often picked up, there is another option that saves you the time and energy of bagging. Instead of picking up your old grass clippings, try leaving them on your lawn to decompose there. When grass clippings are left on the lawn, they decompose, releasing nutrients into your soil as they break down.

Yard Waste Removal

The dedicated team at JDog Junk Removal & Hauling knows the ecological importance of properly disposing of your old lawn waste. Contact us today by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup. Because we live by our values, we promise to treat you and your property with the utmost Respect, Integrity, and Trust.