Jacksonville is a beautiful place full of amazing greenery, where lush trees, shrubs, and grass grow plentifully, reflecting in spectacular fashion off the shimmering blue water all around us. But as visually appealing as it is, this abundant vegetation can be a real problem to dispose of. If you’re a homeowner with a large yard or the owner or manager of a landscaping business, you already know yard waste removal can be difficult. That’s where Coastal Recycling comes in.
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Where to Dump Landscape Waste
Coastal Recycling is in the business of reusing your refuse and we accept landscaping materials such as rocks, soil, and trees, as well as lumber, clean cardboard, concrete, brick, and glass, among others.
If you’re concerned about where to find an environmentally friendly option for yard waste disposal, then our clean, paved, and conveniently located facility is the answer. Below are a few options in the Jacksonville area for getting rid of yard waste:
- Coastal Recycling transfer yard
- Local landfill
- Off-site composting location
- Hire a junk removal service
9 Best Practices For Yard Waste Removal
Both professional landscaping services and homeowners deal with yard waste removal, so it’s important to establish some best practices to address it no matter the size of the debris or the job site. Below are a few ideas to help you more efficiently accomplish yard waste removal.
Provide Sustainability Recommendations
For a landscaping company or homeowner, consider and provide sustainability recommendations, such as composting, reducing overall lawn space, using low-maintenance grass or synthetic turf, practicing xeriscaping (more on that in a minute), placing mulch around trees and bushes, utilizing low maintenance plants, and other ideas. A little research will help you come up with some of your own that might prove valuable for your situation.
Designate Bins For Yard Waste
If you dump all your yard waste in the same bin as other debris or garbage, it will be very difficult to recycle. Landfills and dumps are already full. They don’t need reusable landscaping material mixing in with what is already being disposed of. Make sure your site has enough containers, that they’re strategically placed, and that they remain until the job is completed. Take a little extra time to separate your yard waste and reuse it or bring it to Coastal Recycling for repurposing.
Build a Compost Pile
Try to compost grass clippings and plant trimmings during yard waste removal. This will prove beneficial to the overall health of the yard and reduce the amount of yard debris you need to haul away. Using mulch will help your soil retain moisture and assure healthier plant growth. This free, organic material lets you avoid buying bags of wood chips and its beneficial nutrients are constantly leaching into the soil. There are also off-site composting locations that will accept your compost, so check the internet for locations near you.
Reuse Packaging and Other Materials
Recycled landscape materials are a great way to reduce waste and help the environment. Whenever possible, try to reuse existing items or you may find success repurposing refuse from local building sites. Recycled materials can save you money and reusing materials minimize waste and save money. Whether it’s garden refuse, recycled content, or salvaged items, you’ll feel great about making it work again in another fashion.
Take every opportunity to repurpose any rocks from your landscaping. These rocks most definitely shouldn’t be dumped. You can either clean the rocks yourself, sell them to another company to reuse, or save them for future projects. You can also bring these rocks to Coastal Recycling for reuse since our transfer yard accepts this type of yard waste.
Use a Wood Chipper
A wood chipper is a good investment if you have many trees or branches that can’t easily be stacked. You can turn this refuse into wood mulch, which can then be used for good, quality landscaping. They come in many sizes and prices based on the type of branch they can handle so spend some time shopping around and comparing models before you commit.
Watch What is Put on Paved Surfaces
Don’t stockpile any landscaping materials on a paved surface. Items such as soil, grass clippings, fertilizer, and pesticide granules may contain pollutants. Use these materials in planted areas or place in your compost pile(s), but don’t sweep them into the street where they find their way into storm drains. Find a safe and suitable location for mulch, soil, wood chips, or other materials when performing your landscaping project.
Utilize Plants That Need Minimal Trimming and Water
Besides saving on water, low-maintenance foliage like yucca and cactus need less pruning and maintenance. You might consider adopting the practice of xeriscaping – grouping plants based on their watering needs. Slope and incline are major factors in this water-saving technique since most moisture will collect at the lowest elevation. Another tip is to use trees and bushes to block the sun for energy reduction or as a buffer against storms.
Bring the Yard Waste to a Transfer Station
Instead of dumping your yard waste, consider adopting some of the steps we talked about here and use Coastal Recycling for the disposal of whatever remains. We separate your materials so anything reusable is rescued. We offer a smooth, paved road, a short wait time, a clean facility that’s swept for nails and debris, and the most environmentally conscious way to handle your yard waste removal in the Jacksonville area.
Yard Waste Removal? Bring Your Waste to Coastal Recycling in Jacksonville, FL
We want to provide you with the best service and the easiest way to tackle yard waste removal. Take a closer look at what we offer and you’ll see why we’re the premier transfer station to handle your Jacksonville waste.