How you dispose of your landscaping debris will depend on the size of the job. Yard waste bags are ideal if you are doing a basic clean up, but they can only hold so much. If your project involves a lot of debris, then you may want to rent a dumpster to make your cleanup much easier. It can be placed in a convenient location, so you aren’t left with piles of waste on your lawn.
Dumpsters come in various sizes, so assess your project and determine the size you will need. If you aren’t sure, contact the dumpster rental company and they can assist you.
Projects may include:
• Tearing out an old brick patio, pathway, wood deck or driveway
• Clearing brush and other debris
• Creating new flower beds
• Clearing downed trees and overgrown bushes
• Garden shed removal
• Old decking, fencing and lumber
• Garden debris: leaves, branches, trees, hedge clippings, sod, dirt etc.
• Lawn clippings
• Gravel, bricks, concrete
• Old patio furniture
If you will be getting a roll-off bin, there should be at least a 16-foot-wide access to the bin site to accommodate the truck and its mechanics. If it's going on the street, make sure you have the proper city permits. No vehicles should be parked near the bin site at a time you are expecting a placement, exchange, or pickup. If the bin is being placed on a driveway or other asphalt that is in good condition, you may want to place large pieces of plywood where the bin is to be located to avoid damage.
Make this the year that you tackle your overgrown backyard and create a spectacular oasis that you can enjoy all summer.