After a long, cold winter, spring has finally unfolded and our gardens are waking up in full force. You've waited all winter to get your hands in the soil and start gardening. However, along with the gardening comes the "not so fun" chores of mowing, pruning, trimming and weeding. What are you going to do with all your green waste? Lucky for you ... you have Lawn-Corps! If you're receiving this newsletter, chances are you're already a subscriber to our curbside pick up service. May's newsletter is for you, a top 10 reminder of all the "do's and don'ts" for Lawn-Corps' Curbside Recycling service.
The Top 10 Do's and Don'ts
- Do have your yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m. on your pick up day. Remember, if it's a light day, we'll be there earlier than normal. On a heavy day, we may be at your curb later. You're alway safe by having your yard waste out by 7 a.m.
- Do stay within your 10 bag limit (15 bag limit in the fall). If you fall over the limit, call us. A charge of $1 per bag will be invoiced to your account.
- Do keep your branches and tree limbs within 4" in diameter and equivalent in volume to your bag limit.
- Do keep bag and barrel weights at 50 lbs or under.
- Do refer a neighbor or friend. For each referral you receive a free month of service.
- Don't take the lids off trash cans if it has been raining or snowing. The moisture settles to the bottom and makes it very difficult to empty. In the winter, it makes for a block of frozen yard waste.
- Don't leave out mass pruning or storm damage. This isn't included in our programs. Call for estimates. Our rates are reasonable.
- Don't report a missed pick up if your bags were not out by 7 a.m. The cost of diesel fuel is high and our trucks drink it like Kool-Aid … help us keep our cost down!
- Don't share! Please … just don't. Our services aren't "buy one get one free" and it isn't right to get a free ride while others pay their way. Refer them to our service instead and get a free month. This helps keep our costs down.
- Don't put trash in bags … and this is huge! If any amount of trash is found in the yard bags, we have no choice but to leave the bag at the curb until all trash is removed. All of our yard waste is processed into compost and mulch. The trash that shows up in lawn bags runs the gamut … from water bottles to tow chains. Trash has to be removed by hand from the massive piles of yard waste brought in each day. This takes a lot of manual labor and is not an easy job, so again … help us keep our costs down.
Well, there you have it, the "top 10 do's and don'ts"' for Lawn-Corps' Curbside pick up. We hope to have given you a better understanding of why some of these points are so important in keeping our costs down. Let's work together, follow the guidelines and keep our community green.
As always, we appreciate your patronage and thank you for supporting small, local businesses like ours.