Lawn mower and a side catcher

I just purchased a side catcher for my craftsman lawn mower. Can someone tell me how many times the thing will need to be emptied, I have about a half an acre of land. I used to always mulch, but trying to clean up the lawn a bit. The side catcher has a 1.5 bushel capacity. Also, what do most of you do with the cut grass? put it in paper bags for garbage man to pickup, or store it for something?
Any ideas would be great!
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<inline> There's no way of telling, Dan. Too many variables.

There's no way of telling, Dan. Too many variables.
I have about a

I mostly leave mine dispersed over the lawn. Sometimes I must recut and bag but it either goes on my garden to slow down the rate of evaporation or it goes in a composter.
put it in paper bags for

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