One of the questions that come in all the time is whether Junk King accepts yard waste. The answer is ‘absolutely!’ As a full-service junk removal service, Junk King takes all kinds of yard and landscaping debris, including:
- -Deck furniture
- -Landscaping debris
- -Roof shingles
- -And much more!
The Junk King crew can take both ‘organic’ yard waste, the compostable kind, and ‘inorganic’ yard waste, like lawn gnomes and fencing. At Junk King, we can also handle small demolitions and take larger yard waste like hot tubs and sheds.
Lawnmowers and trimmers can be hauled away as well. Virtually the only thing that Junk King doesn’t accept is hazardous waste, like paints and oils. For all other yard waste clean-up, you can count on Junk King. The green bin on the curb simply won’t be enough for larger cleanup jobs. Learn more about what we take.
Guide to Yard Cleanup
With any problem you typically want to tackle the obvious stuff first. Even better if tackling the obvious chores makes the rest of your yard waste clean-up easier. So, where do you start with yard waste? Ideally, you start by simply picking up litter around your yard.
(Of course, the crew at Junk King can handle that for you as well!)
Remove Large Debris
Removing large branches from your yard and dead leaves and annuals around your garden is a good place to get your hands dirty. Just make sure that you wear gloves if you’re going to be doing the heavy lifting.
Weed with the Right Equipment
Many yard experts recommend weeding with gloves and a five-gallon bucket so that you won’t have to make time-wasting trips to the garbage. A bucket can also serve to dump smaller yard debris before Junk King comes by to pick up all of your yard waste.
Be Smart with Leaf Cleanup
These same yard waste experts frequently recommend using tarps when going about rounding up the leaves in your yard. The idea is to use a rake or leaf blower to get leaves onto the tarp; at that point, the leaves can be more easily dragged away for disposal.
Inspect Gardening Tools
Because Junk King accepts all kinds of gardening tools, you might want to inspect the tools in your shed or garage to see if they’re up to snuff for next season. Dull or rusty might be ready for the ‘big red’ Junk King truck.
If your landscaping equipment, e.g., lawnmower, edger, or trimmer, doesn’t make the grade then simply point to it and a Junk King professional will haul it away.
A little planning can go a long way. If you are planning on having some yard waste removed (e.g., old fencing), then you might consider doing some pruning of shrubs and perennials so that Junk King can take everything away in one go.
Prepare a Compost Pile
This last option is optional. Many homeowners may want to prepare a compost pile by collecting grass clippings, old leaves, mulch, and various bits of foliage from their previous clippings.
By gathering everything into one pile and mixing some topsoil in there, you will be well on your way to a proper compost pile. The only thing left to do will be to add water for the right level of moistness.
Fall Yard Waste Tips for Homeowners
Junk King offers a lot of options for homeowners looking to get rid of their yard waste, including shed removal, fence removal, and dumpster rental. Renting a dumpster makes sense if you want to take your time pruning, etc. and you don’t want piles of yard waste overtaking you as you proceed.
Tarp for Composting
Following the tarp tip alluded to above for cleaning up leaves in the fall has several payoffs later. Getting the leaves onto a tarp can allow for easier disposal, but it can also allow you to move the leaves to a compost pile elsewhere.
Rinse Out Gutters
Rinsing out the leaves that have accumulated in your gutter throughout the year is also a great cleanup idea for fall. Leaves can block your gutters and prevent your drainpipes from functioning optimally.
With the use of a gutter attachment on your hose or a pressure washer, you can quickly prevent leaves from causing major headaches down the line. While cleaning out your gutters, you might notice that your gutters require a minor repair.
Damaged gutters should be fixed sooner rather than later. Because Junk King takes all kinds of yard waste, you can count on us to haul away yard waste like damaged gutters or broken fencing.
Pressure Wash Deck or Driveway
While you have out your pressure washer, you might want to remove those pesky stains in your driveway or take away any dirt that you notice on the side of your house. Decks are also a popular hangout for accumulating dirt.
One Last End-of-season Mow
Before the season is up you might consider giving your yard one last mow and bagging all of your clippings. The clippings can be used to provide a nice compost for next year’s fresh grass growth. Mulch may also help protect the grass in the hardier colder climate.
An edger or string trimmer can also be a convenient tool to have at the end of the season because it can create sharp lines around your property before you close things down for the season. When you trim late in the season, you can be assured of having nice lines in the winter.
Junk King for Yard Waste Clean Up
At Junk King, we handle every kind of yard waste clean-up, including shed and hot tub removals, and even offer self-service dumpsters. Junk King is a full-service junk removal service and offers two-hour service windows for maximum convenience.
Ready to get started? Call 1-888-888-5865 (JUNK), text a photo of your yard waste to 1-737-888-5865, or book online to save $20 on orders of more than $99.