Gardening Articles: Care :: Tools & Equipment

Easy Way to Collect Yard Waste

by Charlie Nardozzi


Fall is garden cleanup time. As the flowers, vegetables, and herbs fade, it’s time to pull up or cut back the plants. Gardeners either compost the plants or send them to a recycling center. Many municipalities across the country require homeowners to use large paper bags to collect their yard waste. The problem with paper bags is they’re hard to keep upright to fill -- especially if you’re working alone -- and the bags can be torn by debris.

A new plastic insert can keep the bags upright, stable, and protected while you fill them. The Yard Bag Chute is made from corrugated polypropylene. The lightweight, one-piece chute is 36 inches tall and open at both ends, and it fits all standard yard bags.

To use, simply turn the chute upside down, slide the paper bag over it, and turn it right side up. Once the bag is full, grab the chute by the two handles and pull it out, leaving the yard waste in the bag. The plastic chute protects the bag from ripping and tearing.

For more information on this handy product, go to: Yard Bag Chute.

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