In many communities, the municipal trash service will account for green waste and yard debris pickup. And while some of these items may get recycled, it’s likely that they may just toss it in a landfill.
Because of the potential to create more waste, Rochester Tree Service recommends recycling some of your debris for home landscaping applications. You would be amazed at all the uses for dead leaves, bark, and fallen limbs!
Recycling your yard waste materials isn’t just good for the environment, but it helps promote better growth. Here are some of our preferred methods to reuse yard waste!
Start a Compost Pile
Do you ever wonder how forests remain so self-sufficient? It’s not like someone is going around tending to them!
The reason is that forests and wooded areas creating compost themselves. As the dead plant materials decompose, they nourish the soil below.
By taking yard wastes and everyday non-meat kitchen scraps, you can make compost yourself. Just create a pile of alternating dry and green yard wastes, and let nature do the rest!
Once the compost becomes a crumbly, soil-like texture, it’s ready to get spread into plant beds and around trees. It’s just that simple to recycle!
Create a Green Recycling Can
Creating compost can become an intensive process is the moisture levels don’t even out. Too dry or too wet composting materials will prevent beneficial bacteria growth.
Instead, you can quickly create a continually composting green waste can. Just take a large yard waste bag and fill it with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer, some lime, and alternating your wastes.
Just make sure that your pile isn’t too acidic, or the process won’t take off. Also, you should cover it to reduce the smell, as well as to conserve enough moisture.
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