What to Do with Yard Waste

Your Options


what to do with yard waste

We are nearing fall: one of the most beautiful times of year. The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing colors, and soon enough, those colorful leaves will be on your lawn. While it might be tempting to leave those leaves for springtime cleanup, they can actually harm your lawn, leaving it more susceptible to diseases caused by winter weather. It’s important to clean up the leaves and fallen branches before the first snow. So, what should you do with this yard waste? You have a few options.

What to Do with Yard Waste

Ask your local municipality for special lawn waste pickups.

Most municipalities pick up organic waste during the fall and spring. Just find out when it is by calling the trash service you use. There are also options to drop-off your lawn’s refuse at certain local sites where your debris is composted or chipped into mulch.

Rent a wood chipper and repurpose the yard waste.

You can make your own mulch by using it on fallen branches, shrubs, and other wood debris. Wood chippers can be rented by the day. Just use caution when using one!

Compost your lawn waste.

The nutrients that occur from your organic debris breaking down help to improve your soil quality. Composting is also a green alternative to removing your lawn waste via truck. Another bonus to composting is that you can throw certain kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, egg shells, and other organic matter on a compost pile.

Call a Trash-Hauling Service.

The most wallet-friendly option for many people is to call a trash-hauling service like JDog Junk Removal & Hauling. When you do this, a friendly crew of professionals comes, removes your yard waste for you, and disposes of it legally. They can also pick up odds and ends you’ve been meaning to toss over the years. If you’re looking for an easy way to dispose of your yard waste, contact JDog Junk Removal & Hauling by calling 844-GET-JDOG to schedule a pickup time.