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Post  scmelik on 5/25/2011, 8:51 pm

I love it when out of the blue a lightbulb hits you like a ton of bricks. Today I was sitting work looking out the window watching the maintance guy at work mow the lawn and bag the clippings while I was waiting for the next customer to walk through the door. When....BAM!!!! Lightbulb. I need to get some more green matter for my compost pile and I don't have a bagger for my lawnmower. Why not ask the maintance man if I can take a bag of the clippings. I ended up with a big industrial sized garbage bag full of fresh grass clippings.

Heck yeah!!!!!!

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Post  Kelejan on 5/25/2011, 8:55 pm

Good for you, scmelik.

Did you check to see if it had been treated in any way?
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Post  scmelik on 5/25/2011, 8:56 pm

@Kelejan wrote:Good for you, scmelik.

Did you check to see if it had been treated in any way?

no they don't do anything but put fertilizer on the grass and I am not sure if they have even done that yet this year.

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Post  Kelejan on 5/25/2011, 9:10 pm

That's great. Glad you checked.

As second-year SFGer I am learning heaps on this forum. Now I Know-It-All, lol
But I am finding out new things everyday; I am thinking I will make a list of them.
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Post  Miss M on 5/25/2011, 10:58 pm

Great score!!! cheers

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Post  Amy T on 5/26/2011, 1:50 am

Very Cool Freebie!! Your compost pile will be in great shape as long as the grass isn't chem treated. If it is let it dry out for a couple of weeks before adding it to your pile. this will help avoid contaminating your compost.

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Post  Goosegirl on 5/26/2011, 7:37 am

Awesome score!

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 5/26/2011, 8:25 am

I bet he was more than happy to give them to you, too. He may look for you from now on. Those of us that cut grass for a living hate finding ways to dispose of clippings. Trips to the landfill cost money, and we only have so much space at the shops to store/pitch stuff.

Although, you may have just given ME a small light bulb. As I grow, this becomes a bit of a problem, even more so in the fall with leaves. Why not start a HUGE compost pile behind the shop, fence it off, and sell it once it's ready. You just go 4x4x4 at a time with a couple of piles and toss the finished product into a larger, single pile.

Hmmmmmmm. Thanks for sharing.
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Post  FarmerValerie on 5/26/2011, 8:30 am

BBG, I posted a link to St Louis's free compost place a while back, have you asked them if they take clippings? I'll try to remember where I posted that link, after more coffee.
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Post  walshevak on 5/26/2011, 8:34 am

Probably because of composting laws. I was talking to my local farmer's/roadside market guy and he said he can only compost what he can personally use. If he trys to sell it, he gets in the a bunch of state laws and permits. I had hoped to buy some from him.

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Re: I Love Lightbulbs

Post  Old Hippie on 5/29/2011, 2:28 pm

Can he 'give' you some? You could always 'give' him something as well......say money or a pie or something? Wink

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Post  shannon1 on 5/30/2011, 1:13 am

love the trade offs
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