I do this too! In addition to the weekend timing for good “harvesting” it’s good to know a town’s yard
waste collection schedule, since many folks rush to make the deadline. The city
next door where I go for leaves has pickups every two weeks, so even some weekends are better than others... and some people don’t want the paper leaf bags getting wet and messy between collecting days.
In our town, folks bring leaves to the transfer station. It’s a big job
. Six years ago, i got a commercial leaf vacuum and duming trailer that I setup for leaf collection each fall. (After an injury cleaning up our leaves) Each of the 8 houses in our tiny neighborhood has 6-10 cubic yards of shredded leaves! The neighbors each make a pile for me to come collect, and are grateful to not make 15 trips to the transfer station in their cars!
I have also collected some leaves for $$$, not many since I don’t have much time for it. It’s the same deal where they do the raking into a pile, and I come get it. Just this removal can be decent money, and around here, folks pay WAY more for a landscaper to do a fall cleanup!
Nails are sold by the pound, that makes sense.
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