I have always piled my privet up in large piles and set it on fire during the winter, but if this dry weather continues I may not be able to burn any time soon. I have thought about buying one of those wood chippers but they are sort of expensive for something that may not work well. I hate to leave all of it just laying on the ground (in the woods) because it creates a haven for snakes and invasive vines, and privet decays slowly. Do any of you guys use chippers? If so, how well do they work?