Now that Autumn has arrived, it’s a great time to prepare your yard for winter. And after pruning, cleaning, and storing things away, you will likely have piles of debris to get rid of.
Homeowners and others know that there is often much more to preparing your property for winter than simply mowing and trimming the grass and putting away the lawn furniture. It can also mean pruning trees, shrubs, roses and other flowers. In addition, it may involve cutting down overgrown areas and even replacing some equipment and planters.
One of the results of all this pruning, sprucing up and thinning out, however, is piles of yard debris. In fact, it doesn't take long to have more "green" trash than your residential-sized green recycling can hold. So, then the challenge becomes, “What do I do with all the branches, vines, leaves, stumps, and everything else?”
Yard Waste Can Quickly Become a Problem
Yard waste isn't just all those piles of trimmings and grass you still need to rake up. It can also include other types of yard junk. And, sometimes, when your fall yard clean up and winter prep takes on larger proportions, the results are going to require some major hauling to dispose of it all.
Fall cleaning or landscaping projects can generate large amounts of waste and debris. And all this needs to be disposed of somehow. If you have a large property this is probably going to mean hauling it away themselves or finding some other disposal solution. The good news is that homeowners can recycle that waste into valuable mulch and compost.
One easy way to do this is to rent a chip shredder or mulcher, which can turn most of your dead branches and clippings into mulch. You can then combine this with your lawn clippings to then spread back onto your landscaping. As a result, you can produce your own great mulch for sustaining and conditioning the soil. And it serves as organic fertilizer, as well.
In addition, you can create a permanent compost pile situated in a compost container, so you can repeat the process every year.
While these are good ideas, they may not work for every home or property. In those cases, you still have to figure out the best way to get rid of it all. The fact is that debris disposal can be a challenge for many people, especially if they are older and live alone, or don't have a suitable vehicle for hauling yard trimmings, brush and other landscaping debris. Even asking someone else to help is not always an option for everyone.
This is when having a professional junk hauling service really begins to make sense.
What About Your Old Lawnmower and Landscaping Equipment?
As a homeowner, you invest in your house and, most likely, your yard and landscaping. And these means having the proper tools and equipment. But your garden and yard tools and equipment get old and break down. So, in addition to finding new life for your trimmings as mulch, you might have to find new life for old tools and equipment or invest in replacements.
And, if you replace tools and equipment, you’ll end up with an old lawn mower or sprayer to get rid of. Maybe it’s a broken tree trimmer, a dead leaf blower or a worn-out chainsaw. But how do you dispose of these items? You can't just throw them into your residential trash bin and put it out on the curb. These items are often too big and contaminated with oil and gas.
So, what do you do?
The good news is that pretty much anything you need to replace can either be re-used or recycled. For example, if the item can be repaired, there are many options for used, but working, equipment. Something as simple as donating them can be a great and beneficial way of giving new life to your old equipment.
Maybe your old lawnmower is still working well enough for someone else to use. Items like this can be taken to a donation center. Like recycling, reuse of old tools and equipment can be even more environmentally friendly. And it is easy to do.
Another option is repurposing some items. This can be done in a variety of ways. For example, you might find that your old, broken wheelbarrows can be used as planters and outdoor storage bins for small garden items. If you are a creative type, you can make a great centerpiece in a flower garden with an old wheelbarrow.
Heavy-duty rake heads, for example, can be removed from broken handles, mounted on a fence or garden shed wall, and used hangers for other equipment or garden gloves. Other ideas involve the long handles from rakes and shovels, which can be reused for a variety of purposes. There are a wide variety of possibilities for what you can do with old tools and garden equipment.
Some items are beyond repair, however. Fortunately, the materials they're made of can often be recycled. Many electric tools are constructed of plastics and other materials, which can also be recycled, as well. Scrap metal is a huge market for recycling and lawnmowers and other largely metal landscaping tools can be broken down into their different parts, cleaned of gasoline or other substances, and then recycled.
The point here is that recycling isn't just for yard clippings and compost debris. It is a great option for and old large tools and equipment like lawnmowers, chainsaws, leave blowers, and wheelbarrows.
In addition to tools and old equipment, sometimes you also find that you've still got unwanted, old Halloween decorations, used holiday gift wrapping or even dried-up Christmas trees still taking up space in your side yard, garage or garden shed. With large amounts of debris like this you’ll likely find that your regular garbage can just isn't big enough.
So, what do you do with all this junk and yard waste?
Call on Professionals for Yard Waste and Junk Removal
You certainly don't want to let that waste sit around. In fact, one of the worst things you can do is to your lawn is to create piles of debris and landscaping waste only to leave it sitting on your property until next spring. Not only is it unsightly, it can also be a potential hazard to your family
And, because you don’t want the trash to pile up all winter, you can try to haul it all away yourself. But, really, hiring a yard waste removal company to come and haul away the mess is the better way to go
Perhaps you haven't ever considered calling a professional junk hauling firm for yard waste. In fact, you may think that even large amounts of trimmings, foliage, and organic debris might is an odd thing for a junk removal company to deal with. Not at all!
At Junk King, for example, we can remove most all types of yard debris and waste, such as branches, clippings, stumps, soil, sod and other landscaping debris.
In addition, we can remove and haul other types of junk and debris left from residential landscaping and improvement projects, including:
- Old Timber
- Door Frames
- Corrugated Metal
Because junk accumulation can build up over the spring and summer, you want to get rid of it before you have to deal with the winter weather. As we pointed out, Autumn is a good time to go through your yard and property and do some thorough cleaning up. If you’re a gardener, it’s time to break out your winter mulch and your trowel.
Of course, this means that you’re going to have piles of empty bags, unwanted garden items and maybe even old lawn furniture that you just can’t find a place for any more.
And it’s likely that you may already have bags of yard waste, like branches, mulch or clippings, that kept piling up through the spring and summer. Having to take them to the dump is time consuming and burdensome – and that’s you even have a vehicle that can handle it all.
The Expert Team for Your Yard Debris
As we’ve noted here, yard waste can come in many forms. Sometimes rain storms can leave tree branches strewn across your yard. Maybe you’ve undertaken a gardening or landscaping project that’s left dirt and debris everywhere. Or it may simply be a large amount of junk and clutter in your yard that you haven’t had time to clean up.
Whatever it may be, Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly yard waste removal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of your yard debris. Our experienced debris removal team will break down and haul off any types of yard waste you have. Unlike the backseat of your car, our junk removal trucks are made to handle those dirty yard debris items.
Ready to get rid of your yard waste? We make it simple. Make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865). Our professional and insured yard waste removal team will show up at your home or office, and we’ll call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck. You just point, and we haul the debris into our junk removal trucks, with no hidden fees.