Yard Waste Removal & Disposal

Whether it’s piles of leaves or weeds from the garden, yard waste removal can be a pain. 

The growing number of laws banning yard waste from landfills have caused many local garbage collectors to not accept bags filled with leaves, grass clippings, and tree debris. 

Keeping yard waste on your property can dampen your curb appeal. Luckily, you have options when you’re ready to get rid of your green waste.

Leaf removal, brush pickup, and yard debris removal service near you

At 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, we know that yard waste disposal can be tricky. We’re here to help make it easy for you!

If you’re in the need for a yard waste pickup, give us a call. We’ll do all the heavy lifting for you – all you have to do is point!

Here's how our service works: 

1. Simply schedule your free onsite estimate online or by calling 1-800-468-5865.

2. Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you 15-30 minutes before your scheduled 2-hour appointment window.

3. When we arrive, just point to the green waste you want to be removed and we’ll provide you with an up-front, all-inclusive price.

4. Once you say the word, we’ll haul your yard waste away from wherever it’s located and finish by tidying up the area. Plus, we will recycle and donate whatever we can, whenever possible.

What is yard waste?

Yard waste, also known as “green waste” or “biological waste,” is any vegitative or organic waste leftover from lawn and garden landscaping. This waste includes leaves, grass clippings, brush, twigs, mulch, garden waste, tree trunks, holiday trees, and prunings from trees or shrubs.

How do I dispose of my yard waste?

Keeping your landscape well-manicured and looking pristine involves creating a ton of green waste. And after a day of hard work, piles of yard waste around your property can overshadow well-cut lawns and neatly pruned bushes. 

Here are some options on how you can dispose of your yard waste:

  • Check to see if your trash pickup service offers yard waste collection.
  • Rent a dumpster for the day.
  • Hire a junk removal company to do the heavy lifting for you.
  • Recycle your yard waste at home.
  • If legal, burn your green waste on your property.

Of course, every type of green waste is different, and can be handled differently. Not sure what your best option is? Check out these helpful hints. 

How to get rid of tree branches?

A popular way to handle leftover tree branches is to run them through a wood chipper. Once the branches are broken down, the wood chips can be spread around gardens and plants as a homemade, moisturizing mulch.

Some cities operate communal wood chippers to keep the community free of green waste. Find out if your city has a yard-waste donation program or if your local waste collectors offer branch collection.

Where do I dump my grass clippings?

After you're done mowing your lawn, there are several ways to clean up the grass clippings. One way is to rake the trimmings up, place them in biodegradable yard waste bags, and set them on your curb for pickup. 

Another option is to leave the cut grass on your lawn. This “grasscycling” process allows the old grass to break down and add nutrients back into the soil. Grass clippings can also be added to a compost heap or used as a moisture-providing mulch.

How to recycle yard trimmings

If you have yard trimmings piled up on your property, the most eco-friendly option it to recycle them.

Here are 5 ways you can recycle your yard trimmings:

  1. Use green waste in compost piles.
  2. Use trimmings as moisturizing mulch.
  3. Leave trimmed grass on your lawn too grasscycle the cut grass.
  4. Schedule a pickup from your local recycling companies.
  5. Hire a junk hauler to take your yard waste to a recycling facility.

Don’t let your trimmings go to waste - recycling is good for your curb appeal and the planet. 

Can I throw branches, leaves, or other yard waste in the trash?

Yard waste such as leaves, flowers, old garden plants, weeds, pine needles, pine cones, twigs, vines, branches, and acorns are often accepted and picked up by local waste collection companies. In these cases, waste companies will provide you with a bin and often limit how much waste they will take.

If your local dump accepts yard waste, you can also take your yard waste directly to the dump on your own. Simply load up your truck or car and drop it off during their hours of operation. Otherwise you’ll need to arrange a way to get it there.

If you just don’t have the time or resources to handle your yard waste removal on your own, you can always call 1-800-GOT-JUNK?. We’re a full service yard waste removal company, which means we’ll take care of everything for you.

How do I prepare my lawn waste for pickup?

Once you’re done working in your yard, your next step is to clean up the leftovers. The easiest way to get rid of your tree branches, bush trimmings, and lawn clippings is schedule a waste pickup.

Here’s how you can prepare for your lawn waste pickup:

  1. Before you start, purchase large, biodegradable bags to collect the trimmings.
  2. Gather the waste with gloved hands, shovels, or rakes.
  3. Place the waste into the bags.
  4. Tie the bags up securely.
  5. Place the bags on the curb for their scheduled pickup.

Remember, not all waste management services collect green waste. If this is the case in your community, feel free to call our clean and professional crew to do it for you - hassle free!

What is not considered yard waste?

Although you may find them in your yard, bagged dirt, bagged soil, rocks, panters, treated or coated wood, large trees or stumps, and concrete are not considered yard waste and may not be accepted with the rest of your yard waste pickup.

Of course, every collection service is different. Check with your city’s waste management service or local private collection companies to find out what sort of yard waste they accept. 

Is it illegal to dump garden waste?

Also known as “fly dumping” or “fly tipping,” dumping garden or any other green waste anywhere but an authorized waste collection area is illegal. Instead of dumping your garden waste into areas it does not belong, there are several alternative methods that are both legal and safe for the environment. These methods include: 

  • Composting
  • Recycling
  • Using waste as mulch
  • Renting a dumpster
  • Scheduling a pickup from a local junk hauler or waste collection company

We pick up every type of yard waste

Uniformed TOM ready to remove & dispose of your yard waste
  • Leaves
  • Grass Clippings
  • Twigs
  • Mulch
  • Yard Debris
  • Shrubs
  • Tree Trunks
  • Holiday Trees
  • Biological Waste
  • Hedge Trimmings
  • Weeds & Plants
Uniformed TOM ready to remove & dispose of your yard waste

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I dispose or recycle my old lawnmower?

If you’re looking to get rid of your old lawnmower, weed wacker, or other landscaping equipment, your most responsible option is to recycle. Contact a local recycling agency to find out if they accept old lawn equipment and how to prepare it for a drop off. 

Another way to handle your old landscaping equipment is to check if your city offers curbside pickup for large tools or to donate working equipment to a local charity. If the lawn mower is in good condition, you may even be able to sell it whole or to be stripped for parts. 

If you don’t want to handle your old landscaping equipment on your own, our friendly crew at 1-800-GOT-JUNK? is in your neighborhood and happy to help take your junk away.