What Do You Know About Yard Waste?Posted
It’s almost Memorial Day Weekend, a time for many that to take care of yard projects they have been putting off for nice weather. A by-product of this outdoor work is yard waste. Yard waste is material such as tree trimmings, shrubbery and other organic landscape vegetation. So what can you do to take dispose of this waste? Keep reading for more information.
Many municipalities serviced by Penn Waste include yard waste collection as part of their service. Although this is the case for some municipalities, yard waste collection may not be a part of your current contract. Please be sure to check out your municipality’s page to see if yard waste is a part of your collection and the specific collection dates. Simply click this link and find your municipality in the list toward the bottom of the page.
If you do have yard waste collection, here are some tips to prepare your yard waste for collection:
- Be sure to place your yard waste in biodegradable brown paper bags or bundle it with biodegradable twine in easy to handle bundles
- Please DO NOT place your yard waste in plastic bags.
- Once bundled or placed in a biodegradable paper bag, place your yard waste at the curb before your collection time.
- An unlimited number of bags or bundles may be placed at the curb.
Depending on your municipality, some items may not be considered yard waste, such as grass clippings, fruits & vegetables, tree stumps and dirt & stones.
Some alternatives to disposing these types of yard waste are as follows:
- Grasscycling or the recycling of grass by returning the clippings to the lawn
- For more information on grasscycling, please click here!
- Composting or the creation of compost by decaying organic substances such as vegetation
- For more information on composting, please click here!
In order to ensure that you are placing your permitted yard waste curbside, be sure to check your municipality’s page or contact Penn Waste.