Did you know that yard waste accounts for over 12 percent of all municipal solid waste (MSW) generated across the United States each year? To put that number into perspective, homeowners across the country could reductively reduce the amount of waste we produce each year by over 35 million tons each year, simply by finding a better way to deal with the leaves that fall, the brush we clear from our property, the grass trimmings we create every time we mow, and other common sources of yard waste.
Fortunately, the total amount of yard waste that ends up in our landfills has been steadily decreasing in recent decades. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “the decline in yard trimmings generation since 1990 is largely due to state legislation discouraging yard trimmings disposal in landfills, including source reduction measures such as backyard composting and leaving grass trimmings on the yard.”
Here in the state of California, the California organic waste regulations (SB 1383) went into effect on January 1st, 2022. This regulation requires both residents and businesses to recycle their organic sources of waste, including food waste, yard waste, paper, and cardboard.
With the cooler autumn season right around the corner, now is a great time to start thinking about how you are going to deal with your fall leaves. In this short article, we explain why Junk King of Riverside offers the absolutely best service when it comes to dealing with leaves and every other type of yard waste.
Avoid the Hassle of Hauling Bags of Leaves across your Yard
Here at Junk King of Riverside, we will not rake and bag your leaves for you, but we will help you move those heavy, bulky bags of leaves to trucks. With the regular trash service and many other private junk haulers, you will be expected to do all of that heavy lifting and hauling on your own. In fact, if you choose to schedule a bulky junk item pickup with the municipal garbage company, you will also most likely have to wake up at the crack of dawn to ensure that your yard waste is dutifully placed at the end of your driveway before 5 A.m.
With Junk King, on the other hand, you do not even have to be home when you schedule your yard waste removal with us. If, for example, your local landscaping company left dozens of bags of leaves, brush, and other yard waste piled up throughout your property, just take a few pictures of the items you want removed and send them to us. You can pay online, and set up the most convenient time for us to come and haul away your yard debris. Even if no one is at home during the day, we can come by, pick up, and haul away your leaves and other sources of yard waste so that you come home to a clean and orderly yard.
Junk King of Riverside Ensures that your Yard Waste does NOT End up in the Landfill