Unlike in the past when most homeowners concentrated their cleaning and decor efforts indoors, most people now invest in keeping their outdoors looking good. This is because it is the best place to relax and most people nowadays host events outdoors. To keep your outdoors looking clean and well-maintained, you will have to cut grass, clean up the yard and repair different items.
These steps leave you with yard waste that should be appropriately disposed of to leave you with the exceptional outdoors you envision. These include branches, lawn clippings, weeds, and dead plants. Rather than break your back moving the waste then hauling it to a designated dumpsite in the back seat of your precious car, you can leave this task to a bulk waste removal company that is well-equipped to handle it.
Below are a few disposal methods for the yard waste that the waste removal company picks.
There are thousands of grass clippings that accumulate as you mow the lawn. These can be transformed into nutritious nitrates for plants in fertilizer. The practice is sometimes known as grasscycling. In it, the grass clippings are left to biodegrade to levels where they will provide beneficial food sources for soil microbes and enrich the soil. The degradation takes a few weeks in suitable environments.
Alternatively, the grass clippings, pruning leftovers, and leaves can be thrown into a compost heap. This compost is also used to add nutrients to soils in vegetable gardens and flower beds. Three-quarters of the compost heap comprises the grass clippings, pruning leftovers, and leaves from your yard, while a quarter is kitchen waste. Most communities offer composting programs for their residents.
Yard waste and urban wood can be processed to generate a significant amount of biomass fuel. Since biomass fuels often have a lot of moisture that increases their weights, they are often used close to their sources to minimize transport costs. As such, most municipalities now have local sites for the production of biofuel from yard waste and agricultural residue.
Most biofuel facilities have a tipping charge for the yard waste they receive because some work is involved in sorting it. Thankfully, this is a minimal charge compared to the contribution to eco-conservation and the small amount of fuel generated.
Burning yard waste is the most common disposal option in places without easy access to composting, biofuel, or fertilizer-production centers. However, some homeowners opt to burn their yard waste only to avoid the costs of bulk waste removal for their heavy waste. In most places, burning the waste is illegal, so check your local laws beforehand to avoid hefty fines before doing this.
Burning yard waste without any special provisions contributes to air pollution, places properties at risk of fire, leaves you with the byproducts of burning that you should get rid of, and the smoke generated might discolor buildings. It is best to have the waste moved to specialized facilities where it will be safely burned with minimal impact on the environment.
When spread over gardens or flower beds, yard waste can make excellent mulch that nourishes the soil and reduces soil erosion for plants on a slope. Mulch is also used in cold places to protect tender plants from the effects of falling environmental temperatures. In this case, the waste will be shredded first to get a fine texture that makes the mulch easier to spread.
When making mulch, most companies opt for yard waste that is free of weed killers and pesticides so that the product does not affect healthy plants or leach dangerous chemicals into groundwater.
Supporting twining plants
The small branches and twigs that are part of your yard waste can be used as teepee trellises for cardinal vines, pole beans, and other twining plants. When the plants are weaved around the branches or twigs, they grow up straight and look more natural than when you use artificial trellises to support the plants with weak stems.
Taking care of your yard is only the first step towards your dream outdoor space. Without a means of getting rid of the waste your cleaning efforts generates, a section of your yard will remain a dumping site for rotting plants. Other than the plants and grass that make up most people’s yard waste, you might also have broken lawnmowers and waste from demolished or refurbished sheds.
A few bulk waste removal companies will not handle your broken equipment or the construction waste that might be a part of your yard waste. Thankfully, Junk King Marin takes the plants, broken equipment, construction waste, and other waste you might generate from your yard maintenance services. Junk King Marin has insured, trained employees who will properly get rid of your yard waste and dispose of it responsibly. Contact us for more information.