Most municipalities refuse to pick up yard waste. Fortunately, any junk hauler is happy to take anything off your hands, whether big or small. There are a few things you can do to make the process go a little faster, though. Here’s how to prepare your yard waste to be hauled away.
Branches And Tree Limbs
Gather tree-related waste first. Tie together branches, tree limbs, and long sticks with twine.
Use plastic bags to collect grass clippings, small twigs, and excess thatch around your yard.
Rake leaves into piles and bag them into leaf or yard-waste bags. These bags are available at any garden center or hardware store.
There are a few items you’ll find in the yard that can (and should) be composted. Local junk hauling companies have the necessary connections to prevent your lawn debris from ending up in a landfill. Here’s a list that details a few of the most common types of compostable yard waste:
- Fallen leaves
- Grass clippings
What to Leave Behind
Not everything needs to be hauled away. Backyard composting is an easy way to turn much of the waste from your yard and kitchen into a rich organic material that you can use to improve your soil. Leave grass clippings on your lawn. This practice adds valuable nutrients to your lawn and helps to reduce the need for fertilizer.