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Purple is the New Green: How Harvest’s 30 Cubic Yard Roll Off Containers Help Landscapers Recycle Green Waste

Purple 30 Yard Roll CanDriving around the Washington-Baltimore Metro Area, you may see gigantic purple dumpsters. Here’s the scoop.

What are these purple dumpsters?

The purple beauties are 30-cubic-yard roll-off containers, also known as dumpsters or cans. Harvest manages approximately 40 containers through year-long lease agreements providing ‘switch-out service’ described below and one time ‘wait to load’ service for tight spaces.

Who uses them?

Landscaping and golf course customers primarily use them to store yard trimmings, leaves, brush, grass, and any other vegetation. We will leave an empty container in the customer’s shop yard then when it is full they call to have a switch-out done. We then bring another empty container, drop it alongside the full container, and haul back the full container of green waste to be brought back to our Woodbine yard for further processing into compost and high quality organic products.

Why use purple roll off cans?

In short, these purple roll-off containers represent tremendous savings to customers that generate green waste.

  • Saves time. Landscapers go out to a job and come back to their yard with a truckload of yard trimmings and debris. Instead of going to the landfill they can just unload into the purple can, easy peasy. Same with golf courses.
  • Saves fuel. Instead of driving all the way to the landfill, they have their collection and storage right on site.
  • Saves labor. Harvest provides a convenient “switch-out service” meaning whenever the container is full, they call and we come and switch it out with an empty container. In busy seasons, some customers fill up their container in just 2 days. Instead of sending a crew to deal with the trimmings, they call Harvest up to take it away.
  • Saves space. These bins and service are perfect for clearing divisions on smaller or limited space projects where a walking-floor tractor trailer would be impractical or unnecessary.
  • Saves the planet. We allow landscapers to easily divert yard trimmings from landfills. Not only does this reduce greenhouse gases associated with organic waste in landfills, but we also further process the greenwaste into mulches and compost and organic products. Note: behind the container is our top quality aged double shredded hardwood mulch.

Contact us today for a roll-off can service for green waste in the Metro-DC-Baltimore Region

  • CALL: 410-795-7666
  • VISIT: Harvest Mid Atlantic’s Webpage

Mulch Deliveries – They’re Easy!

how to order mulch 250x250Anyone who has ordered bulk mulch will tell you that they love the convenience of the material being delivered to their door or jobsite. Getting bulk mulch delivered is easy: All you have to do is make a phone call. Here are a few common questions and answers to understand the process:

What kind of mulch should I get?

That depends. We’ll help you make your decision. We put lots of videos on our website so you can see the different products. Also, each product has its own page with photos and descriptions. Finally, we can help talk you through your options if you still need support deciding… For orders in Connecticut call 860-674-8855.

How much should I order?

That’s our number 1 question. We have a minimum delivery order of 3 cubic yards. After that, it’s up to you. If you have a specific project in mind, check out our landscape calculator.

Delivery sizes vary: In New England we have small truck which are 6 wheel dump trucks that can carry 15 yards of mulch or 6 yards of topsoil or 9 yards of compost. The next size truck would be a tri-axle, which can hold 35 yards of mulch and compost or 25 yards of topsoil. The largest truck we have is a tractor trailer that can carry 70 yards of mulch!

Nope, you do not need to be home to get a mulch delivery; we can simply deposit the material in the designated spot and leave the receipt for you at your door.

When I call, what information do I need to have available?

When you call we’ll ask you a few basic questions about your order (Which product? How many cubic yards? To what address? Where should it be deposited? And finally: payment information). You will have your garden mulched in no time!

NOTE: This post is relevant for our sites in Farmington, Connecticut (serving Greater Harford, West Harford, Avon, Canton, Bristol, Newington, Simsbury, Plainville, Wethersfield, and Southington); Ellington, Connecticut (serving Ellington, Somers, Stafford Springs, Tolland, Rockville, Broad Brook, Enfield, East Windsor, South Windsor, Windsor Locks, and the Greater Hartford and Springfield areas); Fairfield, Connecticut (serving Fairfield, Trumbull, Westport, Weston, Easton, Wilton, Norwalk, Bridgeport, Greenwich, New Canaan, Stamford, Darien, Stratford, Milford, and Fairfield County); Wallingford, Connecticut (serving Wallingford, Cheshire, Meriden, Middletown, North Haven, Hamden, New Haven, Woodbridge, Bethany, Branford and North Branford).

What if I only want a little bit of mulch?

That’s just fine – check out our variety of bagged mulches and find a convenient store near you.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted in March 2014; it has been re-posted with permission by the author, Shelley Mulvey, with updated content, availability and links.