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Old 07-05-2019, 08:37 PM   #31
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So yesterday when I mowed my lawn, I dumped it out on the driveway again, raked out into a fairly thin layer. But there was no rain in the forecast for last night or today, so I left it overnight and scooped it up today. It looked dried out but the real test was once I shoveled it into my two barrels. The barrels weighed practically NOTHING. Turns out leaving it laying out on the driveway for ~24 hours really works wonders. Especially when its hot and sunny all day.

So this method won't work all the time. It won't work if it's going to rain, and it will be unnecessary if it hasn't rained in a while. But of conditions are just right, this will be very effective. The grass was in the state that I was hoping it would get into by drilling the holes in the barrels... very dry and light weight.

Also I have no idea how a discussion of drying out grass clippings turned into bringing scrap metal to a scrap dealer.
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Old 07-05-2019, 11:42 PM   #32
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or, pay a company to mow your lawn every week and haul off the clippings.

or, ch

You could also try one of these:

https://mantis.com/product/compost-t...kduckgo.com%2F
We bought one of the Mantis double drum things. That was 10 years ago. At that time, we mowed our yard and put the clippings in the double barrel thing. We also put other vegetation in the barrels. I do not think we have taken 2 wheel barrow loads out of the $500.00 composter since we bought it. But for the last 5 years, we have had a yard service mow the yard.

When I had kids at home, I mowed the yard. The clippings were dumped on the vegetable garden. When the clippings did not rot soon enough, I put the grass in trash bags, with some water. Next spring, the bags were emptied on the garden.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:31 AM   #33
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So yesterday when I mowed my lawn, I dumped it out on the driveway again, raked out into a fairly thin layer. But there was no rain in the forecast for last night or today, so I left it overnight and scooped it up today. It looked dried out but the real test was once I shoveled it into my two barrels. The barrels weighed practically NOTHING. Turns out leaving it laying out on the driveway for ~24 hours really works wonders. Especially when its hot and sunny all day.

So this method won't work all the time. It won't work if it's going to rain, and it will be unnecessary if it hasn't rained in a while. But of conditions are just right, this will be very effective. The grass was in the state that I was hoping it would get into by drilling the holes in the barrels... very dry and light weight.

Also I have no idea how a discussion of drying out grass clippings turned into bringing scrap metal to a scrap dealer.

If you read the message it tells you how to get rid of the clippings yourself.
It also tells you how you can save money by doing all the trash yourself.

Then at certain times things that could have cost you extra with a trash hauler could actually put money in your pocket.

Here it is again in case you or someone else is interested.

"" You can haul the clippings to the dump or transfer station for a minimum charge.

I haul my own trash away.

Recycle what you can and take the rest to the dump.

Cut your trash bill about 60%.

Even more if you scrap your metal etc..

We put in 300 FT. of chain link fence and got about $80 for the old at the scrap place.

Why pay when you can get money for it.""
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