Fall in Colorado is absolutely gorgeous, with the leaves changing colors and the weather becoming cooler. Although you might not be thinking about it, this is the season to clean up your yard and possibly declutter your home before winter arrives. Whether you own a home, rent, or simply enjoy maintaining your outdoor space, this Fall Clean-Up Guide is a helpful resource for anyone looking to smoothly transition from summer to fall. In this guide, our team at Dumpster Rental will provide information on yard waste disposal and house clean-outs, offering tips and insights to ensure an efficient and environmentally friendly process.

Yard Waste Disposal

Raking Leaves

The quintessential fall activity, raking leaves can be both enjoyable and therapeutic. However, the leaf piles you create will need to be dealt with properly. Here’s how:

a. Composting: Dry leaves are an excellent source for your compost pile. Combine them with kitchen scraps, grass clippings, and other organic materials for a natural fertilizer that will work wonders for your garden come spring.

b. Local Pick-Up: Many cities and towns offer yard waste collection during the fall months. Be sure to bag your leaves or follow the local guidelines for collection.

c. Mulching: Consider using a mulching lawnmower to shred dead leaves into tiny pieces. These mulched leaves can be left on your lawn to provide natural nutrients as they break down.

Trimming and Pruning

Fall is an ideal time for overgrown yard cleanup. Trimming back overgrown tree branches and overrun hedges will help prepare your home for the colder months. Here’s how to handle the resulting yard waste:

a. Branch Chipping: Invest in a wood chipper or rent one to turn yard debris or tree limbs into wood chips, which can be used for mulching or landscaping.

b. Composting: Smaller branches and leaves from pruning can also be added to your compost pile.

Removing Dead Plants

As the growing season winds down, it’s time to clear out any invasive plants, dead branches, and garden debris. Here’s how to do it sustainably:

a. Have a Composting: Add your dead plants to your compost pile. Make sure to break them into smaller pieces to aid decomposition. Composting is an excellent way to recycle plant materials and other organic matter into nutrient-rich soil that can be used to fertilize and improve the health of your garden.

b. Organic Mulch: Chopped up dead plants can be used as mulch for winter protection or for preparing your garden beds for the next growing season.

House Clean-Outs


Fall is an excellent time to give your home the proper care it deserves before the holidays. Whether you’re preparing for guests or just want a fresh start, these tips will help:

a. Room-by-Room Approach: Start with one room at a time to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Create three piles: keep, donate, and discard.

b. Donation Centers: Look for local charities and thrift stores that accept donations. Many organizations are in constant need of gently used items.

c. Eco-Friendly Disposal: When discarding items, consider recycling, upcycling, or repurposing whenever possible. Old furniture can be given a new life with some DIY creativity.

Hazardous Waste Disposal

During your house clean-out, you may come across hazardous materials like old paints, solvents, or cleaning products. Here’s how to dispose of them safely:

a. Local Hazardous Waste Collection: Many cities hold periodic collections for hazardous materials. Check with your local waste management authority for dates and locations.

b. Paint Recycling: Some places accept old paint for recycling. If the paint is still usable, consider donating it to community projects or local schools.

c. Electronics Recycling: Old electronics can be recycled at designated drop-off locations. Be sure to remove personal data before disposal.

Dumpster Rentals for Fall Clean-Up

Now, let’s delve into why renting a dumpster from a company like Dumpster Rental can be the perfect solution for your fall clean-up.

1. Convenience

Renting a dumpster offers unmatched convenience. Instead of struggling with countless bags, trips to the local disposal site, or waiting for scheduled collection days, a dumpster provides a central and easily accessible location to dispose of all your waste.

2. Cost-Effective

Dumpster rentals are cost-effective, especially when compared to the time and effort involved in multiple trips to a disposal site or the cost of numerous waste bags. Plus, you won’t need to worry about renting a truck or other equipment to transport your waste.

3. Time-Efficient

Time is precious, and during fall clean-up, there’s always more to do than you might think. Renting a dumpster streamlines the process, allowing you to focus on the task at hand rather than waste removal logistics.

4. Versatility

Our dumpsters come in various sizes, so you can choose the one that suits your needs. Whether you’re tackling a small-scale yard clean-up or a major house decluttering project, there’s a dumpster size for you.

5. Safety

Managing waste can be physically demanding and potentially hazardous. Renting a dumpster eliminates the risks associated with heavy lifting, sharp objects, and improper disposal methods.

6. Environmental Responsibility

Our company has environmentally responsible disposal practices. We ensure that your waste is sorted and disposed of in compliance with local regulations, maximizing recycling and minimizing environmental impact.

7. Space Management

If you’re dealing with large items like furniture or appliances during your house clean-out, a dumpster provides a designated space to dispose of these bulky items without cluttering your property.

As you embark on your fall clean-up journey, remember that Dumpster Rental is here to make the process even smoother and more efficient. Our dumpster rentals offer convenience, cost-effectiveness, and eco-friendly waste disposal options, ensuring that your clean-up efforts are not only effective but also environmentally responsible. We offer three different sizes of dumpsters, 8, 10 and 15 Cubic Yard, to cover any fall project.

So, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for all your fall clean-up needs. Embrace the beauty of autumn and take proactive steps to maintain your surroundings while reducing your impact on the planet. With our assistance and your determination, you’ll have your yard and home ready for the season’s festivities and the cozy winter months ahead. Happy fall cleaning, Colorado! Contact us today and let’s get started.