So, if you can get free clippings
or compost, how much should you use?
Formerly, scrapbook clippings
were cross-referenced under Series 5: Newspaper Clippings
, but it was not always clear to researchers where the original item came from.
Peter Talbot, of Limehurst Ltd in Colchester, collects the clippings
Mowing front and backyard lawns, plus fields at parks, schools, and other city and suburban landscapes, "creates tons of clippings
that typically end up in landfills," says Agricultural Research Service chemist Syed H.
Michigan now prohibits disposal of yard clippings
in landfills or by incineration, Wurfel explained.
The researchers compared the toenail clippings
of this group to those 630 men who did not develop lung cancer.
She decided to scoop up the clippings
and flog them as "celebrity memorabilia" for charity on eBay.
The new system chops the grass clippings
into fine particles, which are then pushed into the turf out of sight.
While I agree with Ron that clippings
from grass cutting are not collected because disposal of the mass would be difficult and costly, I have to state that instead of grass clippings
feeding the growing grass on lawns, pitches and golf courses, a top dressing of granular fertiliser and lime is used yearly to feed the grass.
Altogether we have about 700 square metres of yew hedge, usually yielding about a tonne and a half of clippings
- this may be less this year due to the very hot and dry weather.
However you could put the clippings
through a chipper and compost the chippings separately, and use them for mulch next year.
can be added to a compost heap comprised of other plant waste material but the layers should never be thicker than three inches, and the heap regularly turned so that decomposition is evenly spread.