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Yard waste pickup

After an intense weekend of trimming and pruning, I called republic services for a bulk pickup. Apparently they do not accept yard waste in paper bags, only in plastic bags or tied in bundles. Is this true, and is there somewhere I can drop my yard waste off at? It seems incredibly wasteful to buy plastic bags which will rip immediately after they are thrown in the truck.

created by milesdriven on Jun 30, 2014 at 02:10:25 pm     Home     Comments: 5

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these guys will take your yard waste: http://www.cleanwoodrecycling.com/

posted by upso on Jun 30, 2014 at 02:25:16 pm     #  

There is always the DIY compost tumbler option:

I plan to build one in the fall. I currently use about half of my yard waste as mulch for weed control, dumping it in open garden spaces and turning once a week or so. The bins are much more efficient, though, as they build up the heat needed to make good compost.

Some gardeners also like to use the pit composting method.

posted by historymike on Jun 30, 2014 at 02:39:52 pm     #   3 people liked this

upso posted at 02:25:16 PM on Jun 30, 2014:

these guys will take your yard waste: http://www.cleanwoodrecycling.com/

I use them all the time. I pay about $12.00 for a pickup truck full of brush. You learn how to stack it so that it all comes out in one tug.

posted by justread on Jun 30, 2014 at 02:42:25 pm     #  

Toledo Topsoil and Mulch will take it for free.

http://toledotopsoilandmulch.com/

More info on yard waste collection is here:

http://www.co.lucas.oh.us/index.aspx?nid=791

posted by brainswell on Jun 30, 2014 at 03:06:13 pm     #  

historymike posted at 02:39:52 PM on Jun 30, 2014:

There is always the DIY compost tumbler option:

I plan to build one in the fall. I currently use about half of my yard waste as mulch for weed control, dumping it in open garden spaces and turning once a week or so. The bins are much more efficient, though, as they build up the heat needed to make good compost.

Some gardeners also like to use the pit composting method.

nice but if it were me i would have the pole going through the barrels more in the center of the barrel, those look a little high to me, meaning would take a lot more effort to turn them over when only half full because of the weight. I would reinforce the barrel area the pol goes through with extra large washers bolted inside and out to each other capturing the plastic where the pole goes through. Would also think about how far you can get a wheel barrow in under the barrels to dump them as well, over all I like the design.

posted by MIJeff on Jun 30, 2014 at 11:07:18 pm     #   1 person liked this