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    Default How or where to get rid of lots of brush/branches?

    I live in Chestnut Hill and from storms, pruning, etc. have 2 big piles of branches. Too much to put out in bags (are we supposed to do that?) - could fill a pickup truck twice.
    Does anyone know how I can properly dispose of this stuff?
    Thanks.

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    I think just about anywhere they have to be cut up no longer than 3 or 4 feet and tied in bundles. Should be
    something on your website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudbiker View Post
    I live in Chestnut Hill and from storms, pruning, etc. have 2 big piles of branches. Too much to put out in bags (are we supposed to do that?) - could fill a pickup truck twice.
    Does anyone know how I can properly dispose of this stuff?
    Thanks.
    We bought an outdoor firepit on Craigslist and, having the same problem, gather them up, build fires, and roast marshmallows and hotdogs!

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    Best bet is to run out and rent a chipper. Call before you go though, not every rental place carries them.

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    Northwest Drop-Off Center
    Domino Lane & Umbria Street
    Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Phone: 215-685-2501, ext. 02

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    Dumpster Terry. pm me if you want his number. I'd post but it's his personal cell number. Nice guy, lives in Germantown, has a dump truck. My guess is $200 from what you described.
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    Quote Originally Posted by c2g View Post
    Northwest Drop-Off Center
    Domino Lane & Umbria Street
    Hours: Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Phone: 215-685-2501, ext. 02
    I called the drop-off center this afternoon and they told me that they would turn away Philly residents who show up with a rented trailer, a truck or a pickup truck (for example, a u-haul) or a commercial vehicle. So if the tree branches do not fit your car, you'll be turned away.

    Wait, there's more: all debris must be cut to 3 foot lengths or less. And the only day they said they would accept even debris that fits in your car is on Saturdays.


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    Usually after you cut up the "2 pick-up's" worth it's about a half pick-up.

    Deal with it like everybody else. Stupid lazy thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braveheart View Post
    Usually after you cut up the "2 pick-up's" worth it's about a half pick-up.

    Deal with it like everybody else. Stupid lazy thread.
    Stupid response. If you don't like it, don't post. The OP is just looking for suggestions and help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tocchet View Post
    Stupid response. If you don't like it, don't post. The OP is just looking for suggestions and help.
    Don't be a DB please. Also please refrain from making stupid posts, remember, "stupid is as stupid does".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braveheart View Post
    Don't be a DB please. Also please refrain from making stupid posts, remember, "stupid is as stupid does".
    How old are you to post such an assinine response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tocchet View Post
    How old are you to post such an assinine response.
    Just trying to speak your language

    Now get hot on those branches and 3' max OK?, or get a dumbster.

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    Cut up and bag a little each day and it will be gone before you know it. I have a pile in my driveway as we speak, i'm just waiting for the weather to break again to finish up.

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    Default Thanks for all the replies, well, except for the one

    from sheit for brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudbiker View Post
    I live in Chestnut Hill and from storms, pruning, etc. have 2 big piles of branches. Too much to put out in bags (are we supposed to do that?) - could fill a pickup truck twice.
    Does anyone know how I can properly dispose of this stuff?
    Thanks.
    Try the Fairmount Recycling Center - Fairmount Park

    I've tried to call someone there a few times to get information, but I guess I always catch them on lunch break? May be worth a shot to just show up.

    I hate to suggest this, but you can try the landfill in south philly:

    BFI/TRC Transfer Station
    2904 S Columbus Blvd
    Philadelphia, PA 19148
    (215) 465-4203

    They'll weigh your car/truck before and after. Probably be about $80.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyLikesIt View Post
    Try the Fairmount Recycling Center - Fairmount Park
    Definitely the most enviro-friendly option. If you have room for an empty garbage can, take it with you and fill up with free leaf mulch on the way out.

    As for reaching them by phone, I've been there 3 times and I'm guessing they set the ringer to silent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spudbiker View Post
    from sheit for brains.
    It looks like you have the sht for brains. "OH look at me I cut all these trees down but I'm lost now and too
    cheap to hire somebody....

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    Default Take yard waste to be recycled at Sanitation Convenience Center in NW

    Quote Originally Posted by spudbiker View Post
    I live in Chestnut Hill and from storms, pruning, etc. have 2 big piles of branches. Too much to put out in bags (are we supposed to do that?) - could fill a pickup truck twice.
    Does anyone know how I can properly dispose of this stuff?
    Thanks.
    I saw this on the Streets Department Facebook page today. The Domino Lane / Umbria Street location is in Roxborough.

    Streets Department
    Do you have yard waste such as brush cuttings, tree limbs, or leaves piling up in your backyard? This Saturday, April 2nd, the Streets Department will begin accepting yard waste as recycled material at its Sanitation Convenience Centers located at Domino Lane and Umbria Street and State Road and Ashburner Street. Bring in your materials during the hours of 8:00am and 6:00pm on Saturdays only through October 29th.
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