FAQ


Q: Is there a size limit to tree limbs or stumps that can be brought in?

No, if you can haul it, size is no issue for us.

Q: Do I need to tarp my debris when I bring it to your facility?

A: Yes, it is a traffic law to tarp, cover or safely secure your load when traveling.

Q: How much does 1 cubic yard of product like bark, soil and/or rock cover?

A: Finer bark, crushed gravel and soil will cover 100 sq ft at 3″ thick. Larger bark and river rock will cover 100 sq ft approximately 2″ thick.

Q: What are your restrictions, if any, when bringing in wood, lumber and or construction debris?

A: Wood and lumber that is brought in, must be fairly clean. Nail and screws are acceptable, but larger hardware must be removed. ALL other garbage, paper, dry wall, glass, or any other kind of construction debris is NOT acceptable. Pressure treated wood, railroad ties and any wood that has been treated with creosote is also NOT acceptable.

Q: How do you measure yard debris, wood, dirt/sod, or concrete that is brought in? Weight or by Volume?

A: Volume is our method. We measure length, width and height of your load (not your vehicle) and use a formula that deducts air space and calculates the cubic yardage of debris you are hauling. So don’t worry about those light fluffy loads, we account for the air space!

Q: Can I bring my yard debris such as branches and limbs mixed with my dirt?

A: No, just like separating glass recyclables from paper, we need your yard components separated for certain piles of recycling. For example; branches, limbs, wood chips, stumps and wood debris can be lumped together as they go through the same recycling process. Grass, leaves, bark dust, saw dust, garden clippings and other FINER debris can be lumped together. Rock, concrete, and asphalt can be lumped together. And finally dirt and sod can be lumped together.

All yard debris can be brought down at the same time for your convenience, but make it easier on yourself and load your vehicle so you can easily separate all components into their designated recycling pile.

PILES OF RECYCLING BREAKDOWN FOR SEPARATING:

BRUSH PILE
(Pile 1)

  • Branches
  • Stumps
  • Wood chips
  • Wood/lumber

FINE DEBRIS
(Pile 2)

  • Grass clippings
  • Leaves
  • Bark dust
  • Saw dust
  • Pine needles
  • Moss/thatch
  • Garden clippings
  • Hay
  • Other finer yard debris

ROCK/CONCRETE
(Pile 3)

  • Concrete
  • Rock/gravel
  • Asphalt
  • Bricks

SOD/DIRT
(Pile 4)

  • Dirt
  • Sod

(yes, it is OK to have some gravel in your dirt but larger rock will need to be separated)


Q: Is your compost organic?

A: Yes, our compost is made up of grass clippings, small branches and leaves.

Q: Are you closed on any holidays, if so which ones?

A: Yes, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Call for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve hours.

Q: Do you accept card board?

A: No we do not. We only accept yard debris and clean lumber for recycling.

Q: How much bark dust does an average size yard usually need?

A: First, there is no such thing as an average size yard. Depending on the area you live in, all yards come in different shapes and sizes. Second, everyone landscapes differently and need to cover different portions and areas of their yard with bark. So measure the length and width of the area(s) you want to cover with bark and figure out how thick you want to lay it (2-3″ is usually a substantial thickness). Then either call us with your measurements and we’ll do the math or try our coverage calculator located on our web page!

Q: What is the best bark dust?

A: Bark dust is a preference product and we carry six different kinds to choose from! So choose the one you like to look at and that is your answer to the best kind of barkdust! However if you live in a windy area and concerned about losing your bark, we recommend choosing from our heavier selection of bark. They can handle those windy days. Also if you have kids and or like to garden but are concerned about slivers, then our Hemlock might be a good option for you as it is sliverless!

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