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Post  stevenfstein 4/30/2023, 7:39 am

Have some woods behind the house where the gardeners dump the grass clippings, garden weeds and old plant removals that I do and years and years of leaves falling from the trees. Is this valuable and if so, what is the best way to utilize.

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Post  Hip2B 4/30/2023, 8:41 pm

Yes... and No. 
It's probably fine and there are lots of goodies in it, however, you don't know about any residual herbicides or what some of the plants died from. It is recommended not to compost plants with disease..
Your call.
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Post  sanderson 5/1/2023, 12:32 am

If the dumped materials are from your property, and you know what you used and didn't use, it should be okay.

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Post  stevenfstein 5/1/2023, 3:06 pm

probably better for me not to - grass clippings had pesticides, weed killer, etc over the years
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Post  OhioGardener 5/1/2023, 4:19 pm

stevenfstein wrote:probably better for me not to - grass clippings had pesticides, weed killer, etc over the years

Since you don't have any way of knowing the origin of the material thrown there, it probably should not be used in vegetable gardens.  It would probably be useful for flower beds or around fruit trees, but not for vegetables.  Just my 2 cents worth, with change.

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Post  Scorpio Rising 5/4/2023, 4:38 pm

What about unused coconut coir (thought I was going to need this much for a snake enclosure but didn’t)?
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