Fronds are a bigger headache for professionals. West Coast Arborists, for instance, contracts with more than 200 cities in California to trim municipal trees, said Andy Trotter, vice president of field operations. Palm fronds make up just a small percentage of their overall waste, but their disposal “is the most expensive part of our waste stream.” That’s because the company chips most of its nonpalm branches and dumps them at composting sites for free or very low cost. Landfills, on the other hand, charge $35 to $50 a ton for dumping palm fronds, Trotter said, and trucks typically carry 3 to 10 tons.
Source: latimes.com – Los Angeles Times