There’s a Lot of Yard Waste Going to the Landfill

Person raking leaves

Here are some tips from Queen City Disposal that you can do to help reduce yard waste.

What is yard waste?

Yard waste consists of:

  • Weeds
  • Leaves
  • Grass clippings
  • Dead flowers and plants
  • Wood shavings
  • Rocks
  • And even Christmas trees

Yard waste accounts for a significant portion of the waste that ends up in landfills each year.

Mulching:
Autumn leaves are pretty, but they also add hours of work. The fallen leaves, if left covering the ground, will inhibit sunlight needed for the underlying grass. So, you need to either rake the leaves in a pile or mulch them with your lawnmower. Mulching is less labor-intensive than raking, blowing and bagging. You simply use a mower to chop up the leaves and return the chopped leaves into the lawn. As the shredded leaves decompose, they add nutrients to the soil.

Compost pile:
A compost pile in your yard allows you to make your own garden additive to supply plants with nutrients. A compost pile needs a balance of both green and brown materials.

Green material:

  • Grass clippings
  • Weeds without seeds
  • Any other plants that are still green

Brown material:

  • Dead leaves
  • Dead plants
  • Pine needles
  • Straw
  • Small pieces of twigs and wood

Both of these methods recycle yard waste back into the landscape instead of adding to the burden of our local landfill.

For more information about recycling, visit our website.

Queen City Disposal is a locally owned and operated business. Our mission is to ensure delivery of a cost-effective and environmentally sound solid waste management system.

Contact us today and let’s talk trash!
Queen City Disposal
1775A Alpine Drive.
Clarksville, TN 37040
Phone: 931-896-1500
Email: info@queencitydisposal.com