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The Proper Disposal of Leaves and Limbs

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As the seasons change, so do the chores that come with them. Among these, one of the most common is collecting and disposing of leaves and limbs. This task is necessary to avoid a messy yard and potential hazards. At BVR Waste & Recycling, we’re happy to help you cross the finish line of yard cleanup. But there are some simple yet critical steps before you get to the disposal part. Read our article about composting HERE.

This guide will walk you through the steps to ensure your yard waste is handled efficiently and responsibly.

Before you start bagging leaves and limbs, gather the necessary tools. We recommend beginning by raking leaves into manageable piles. Start from the outer edges of your yard and work your way towards the center. This will make bagging and disposal much more efficient.

Bagging Leaves

When it comes to bagging leaves, it's crucial to use the correct type of bag. Opt for biodegradable or compostable bags. Avoid plastic bags, as they can harm the environment.

Place your gathered leaves into the bags, ensuring you fill them appropriately. Tie the bags securely to prevent spillage during transport. Your leaf bags should go directly into your blue BVR waste bins.

Handling Limbs

For larger yard waste-like limbs that don’t fit into your blue bin, simply break them down into smaller pieces. Use a saw or pruning shears to cut limbs into manageable lengths. Bundling them together with twine or rope will make them easier to handle. All brush needs to be cut into pieces four feet long or shorter. Once they’re the appropriate size, schedule a pick-up time through the BVR mobile app. Your yard scraps will be picked up on the same day as your regular collection once you pay the nominal yard scrap fee.

Scheduling Pickup

Caring for your yard waste doesn’t have to be challenging if you're a BVR Waste & Recycling customer. Simply download the app and book a yard waste pickup ahead of time. This way, you can ensure that your waste and recycling service will collect your yard scraps along with your regular trash and recycling.

Placing Bins and Bags for Pickup

On the scheduled pickup day, simply place your yard waste at the curb by 8 a.m. in your designated blue bin in an easily accessible location. This will help the collection team efficiently gather and dispose of the waste.

Environmental Benefits

Properly disposing of yard waste is not just a matter of convenience; it's an environmentally responsible practice. Leaves and limbs that are disposed of correctly can be composted or mulched, contributing to healthier soil and reducing the burden on landfills.

Following these steps ensures that your yard waste is handled responsibly and efficiently. Remember, if you're a BVR Waste & Recycling customer, scheduling a pickup for your yard scraps is as easy as a few taps on your phone. Together, we can positively impact our environment, one bag of leaves and limbs at a time. Happy fall!


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