Cleaning out the backyard and trying to decide what would be the best option for cleaning out all the debris you have. Dropping items off at the dump is not that expensive. After looking at different dump drop off-rates, I can let you know which areas of the country have the best dump drop-off rates.
The average cost of dropping off yard waste is $60.31 per ton of waste. Some places charge by the cubic yard, and others charge by the ton. To save on the cost of dumping yard waste, compost or utilize the city’s yard waste disposal program. Many cities have yard waste bins available.
I was able to track the dump drop-off rates in Rexburg, Idaho; Provo, Utah; Newark, Ohio; Parkersburg, West Virginia; Austin, Texas; and Chicago, Illinois. After going through the rates I have found that they are fairly cheap, but an even cheaper and environmentally friendly way is composting your yard waste. Read on to learn about the rates of these different cities and about the benefits of composting your backyard waste.
Cost to Drop Off Yard Waste in Different Cities
Many cities allow you to purchase yard waste bins that the city takes care of when they pick up your trash, but not everyone wants to purchase a yard waste bin. if you would rather dump your yard waste off at your city’s dump, it will cost you. Here are a few examples.
In Rexburg, Idaho, the cost of dropping off waste is $80 a ton. This is on the higher end of the spectrum of dropping off waste at the dump.
Maddison County’s Solid Waste Department is open from the hours of 8 am-5 pm, Monday through Saturday. This gives you a large window of time to drop off your waste.
You must make sure to bring your checkbook or some cash on hand with you when you head over to the dump. They do not take any credit or debit cards, so you will have to pay for your hull through other means.
In Provo, Utah, they charge you based on cubic yards. They charge $65 for 20 yards of waste or $95 for 30 cubic yards of waste.
The South Utah Valley Solid Waste Dump is open from 7 am-6 pm Monday through Saturday. They are closed for major holidays and on Sundays. They have been serving the city of Provo, Utah since 1990 and are more than happy to help you with any of your trash needs.
To drop off waste in Newark, Ohio, it will cost you $60 a ton. This fee will only come into play, though, if you have a ton of yard waste. Otherwise, they will charge you $5 per bag of yard waste.
They are open from 7 am-5 pm Mondays through Fridays and on Saturdays from 8 am-12 pm. They are closed on Sundays.
Waste-Away prides itself on being fully equipped with all the tools necessary to deal with waste management. They have front-end loaders, cranes, conveyors, walking floors, and compactors to help with trash care.
Parkersburg, West Virginia
In Parkersburg, West Virginia, if you wish to drop off your yard waste, it will cost you $44 per ton.
The Wood County Landfill has a great deal on the first Saturday of the month. You can drop off 516 lbs of waste at no cost to you. The Wood County Landfill is located off of Dry Run Road.
Austin, Texas charges $72.08 per ton of uncompacted trash or yard waste. Instead of dumping and leaving your yard waste on the side of a trash mountain, you can instead send it to be reused and help the environment.
In Chicago, Illinois, it will cost $40.80 per ton to drop off waste. This is a very cheap drop-off rate. Yet, this rate is dependent on having a large load that exceeds 1 ton of waste. The minimum charge for this rate is $62.25. Otherwise, they will charge you by the cubic yard.
The cost of 1cubic yard of waste is $19.75, 2 cubic yards is $24.90, 3 cubic yards is $37.35, 4 cubic yards is $49.80, and 5 cubic yards is $62.25. Overall, this gives you a variety of pricing options.
They are more than happy to help you with your waste problems, but to be able to drop your waste off, you must make sure to keep your children and pets inside of your car at all times and stop by the front office to inform them of your business.
Composting Your Waste
All of these options are not very expensive, but they all take time and effort. You have to bag up your yard waste and then carry it all the way to the dump. Then, the employee has to measure or weigh your trash to figure out what you owe them before they take it away.
A better option than dropping off yard waste at a dump is finding a spot in your front yard or backyard that you can use as a compost pile. In your compost pile, you can gather your leftover leaves and twigs, place them in a pile, and allow them to decay over time. You also can add fruits or vegetable leftovers to your compost spot.
With some time and decay, your compost pile will give you some nice rich nutrient-filled compost that will give you the opportunity to grow a garden if you wish. You could also sell your compost to neighbors. Instead of losing money by dropping off your yard waste at the local dump, you can make money.
If one of your neighbors has a compost pile and you don’t want to create one, ask them if you can put your yard waste in their compost. They will likely say yes unless their compost pile is currently full.
It is little actions that can really help save the environment and will help you have a better, cleaner environment. Doing a bunch of small actions will bring you to a more healthy lifestyle and can give you a sense of fulfillment.
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