It’s that time of year. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, the temperature is rising, and it’s time for spring cleaning. The changing season offers a great opportunity to go through your house and eliminate junk that you don’t use or need. It’s also the best time to spruce up your lawn and garden so you can enjoy it in the coming months.
This means clearing out all the dead leaves, branches, and brush that have accumulated over the winter. But with spring yard cleaning comes one big question: After I’ve cleaned out my yard, what do I do with all this junk?
The fact is that yard waste like brush, leaves, and tree limbs are highly recyclable and can be used to create mulch. Unfortunately, though, these materials often end up in the trash and at the dump where they go to waste.
It’s easy to be irresponsible when it comes to yard debris disposal. Many people will simply drive their waste to an empty or abandoned lot and dump it there not realizing that all those dried leaves and branches can become a fire hazard and also that the empty lot is likely owned by someone who now has to dispose of your waste for you.
Some people will turn to burning their yard waste to dispose of it, but make sure you investigate local laws regarding burning waste before doing so. Burning waste emits pollutants and runs the risk of causing an uncontrollable fire so in many places it is illegal.
In some areas, you can call your local sanitation department and pay a fee to have them come pick up your yard debris for you. Be careful, though, because not every service like this recycles; many just pick up the debris and deliver it to a dump where it becomes waste. You’ll need to investigate any service that you hire to make sure that they are disposing of your yard waste in an environmentally friendly manner.
Figuring out the best way to dispose of your yard debris can be confusing and time consuming. At Junk Command, not only do we pick up all of your yard waste and debris, but we also clean up after and make sure that it is recycled properly, so you can rest easy knowing that you have disposed of your waste in an environmentally and community friendly manner. Get your yard in shape for the spring and summer months and call Junk Command today to schedule quick, easy, and non-disruptive yard debris removal.
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