When you have a home with a yard, keeping up with the waste never really ends. Grass clippings after mowing, fallen trees and branches after a storm, leaves in the fall. And that’s just the regular stuff. Starting a significant landscaping project can leave you looking at your compost bin with contempt.
Whether you’re starting a project that will require a significant amount of cleanup, or regular maintenance of your yard, renting a disposal bin is a great way to save time and money. It offers convenience, speed, and a no-headache way to get rid of soil, tree debris, brush, leaves, and even dirt—all without leaving your yard. But there are a few considerations you need to be aware of when dealing with yard waste.
Understand Your Local Laws
When you’re planning your yard waste disposal project, keep in mind that you can’t mix other waste with yard debris. In fact, in most locations, it’s unlawful and it can result in fines.
So what exactly can you put in a container that’s destined for the compost heap and not the city dump? Generally speaking, yard waste is defined the biodegradable materials—grass, leaves, plants and trees.
Some common things that are tossed into a yard bin that isn’t allowed are hoses, ceramic planting pots, rubber hoses, old yard tools and animal waste.
Choose The Right Bin Size
There are two main concerns when picking the bin size for your yard project:
- How heavy it will be
- The amount of waste you’ll have
The primary concern for disposal bin rental companies is the weight of your load. Every company has a maximum weight allowance based on local laws and regulations.
If you’re doing significant yard work and you’re going to be disposing of materials like dirt, wet leaves, and large logs, things can get heavy fast. You might want to stick to a smaller bin so that it doesn’t exceed weight limits.
A smaller 5-yard bin is also great for ongoing yard maintenance. Many people keep bins on their property and use them for regular yard maintenance.
On the other hand, if your project is going to produce a lot of lighter, high-volume material, like bushes, leaves and dry grass clippings, you can try moving up to a 10- or 15- or even 20-yard bin. Talk to the company you rent from for more guidance on what weight capacity and size you’ll need for your project.
There are other ways to get rid of your yard waste.
One possibility is to go green and start your own compost heap. You can purchase a mulcher and feed your lawn debris into it, which you can then put in a compost pile. This can give you endless compost for your lawn and garden and actually save you money eventually.
Another possibility is to rent a trailer and haul it yourself. This can be economical for some, but it’s a lot of work, and once you factor in the time and fuel costs, it might not be so attractive.
Renting a disposal bin saves a lot of time and offers a lot of convenience at an economical price. Once the yard work is done, you toss the debris into the bin and the bin rental company takes care of the rest. It doesn’t get much easier than that. For more information, contact Miller Bins Disposal Bins for more information, or fill out or free online form for a quick quote.