While gardens are something many of us enjoy growing and relaxing in, gardens themselves can create waste which we must deal with. Depending on where you live, the size of your garden and what plant you’re pruning, you might have a lot of garden waste. Here’s 4 ways to effectively get rid of your garden waste.
The green-lidded bin
Most of Australia has an affective collection system for garden organics. Materials in the garden organics bin are collected and recycled into mulch, soil conditioners and composts, rather than heading to landfill.
While this method is great for smaller amounts, if you have thoroughly cleared out your garden or cut down a large tree for example, it might not be your most effective option. Usually garden waste bins are only collected once a fortnight, which means for larger amounts of garden waste, it could take you several weeks or months to remove all your waste.
While organic waste bins are perfect for small amounts of waste, that can hang around for up to a fortnight, larger amounts of plant waste may require another option.
Compost waste into mulch
Another way you can remove organic waste from your garden is to not actually remove it at all but compost it into mulch. While this isn’t easy, it can be done.
Firstly, you will need a chipper, which you will have to rent, and then you will need a large bin to store you’re waste for composting. You will then need to cut your branches and shrubs into small, manageable pieces which can be put through the chipper.
This might sound easy, but it can be a difficult, and even dangerous process, and your work doesn’t stop once you’ve chipped down all your material. You must keep you mulch moist and at a certain temperature to create a nutrient rich compost.
On top of this choice being costly, thanks to a chipper, and a time consuming, thanks to the process of compost, your yard might smell bad as the waste decomposes, which will attract pests like flies and vermin.
Head to the Tip
Rather than use their organic waste bin, or start composting, some people remove their garden waste themselves by taking it to the closest tip. This is a great idea if one, you’re capable of handling all the waste on your own, and two, have a vehicle large enough to transport it. Then of course, you need to find the time to carry out this operation and at the end of it all you might be charged with a dumping fee by your local tip.
While it’s time consuming and possibly expensive, the main concern with this method is the proper disposal of your waste. If you do choose to take your waste to the tip, ensure you know the correct place to dump the material.
Green waste removal might seem like an easy thing to do, or something that isn’t that important, but its improper disposal can cause damage to both the environment and landfill areas. The team at 1300Rubbish can make sure your green waste is handled with smart and careful planning to ensure it is recycled properly.
You can get a free quote on green waste removal and disposal by simply calling our friendly customer service team. By calling 1300 Rubbish Removal (1300 78 22 47) you can get a free quote that is inclusive of tip fees and other extras. This way, you would know what to expect which can help you not to go beyond your budget.