Furthermore, we can also dispose of other forms of garden waste that garden waste disposal providers often exclude – this includes paint, shed, and soil collection services. Getting rid of garden waste has never been easier; get in touch to find out more.
Whether you have a natural green thumb and a sprawling garden or have an office filled with dying houseplants, you’ll likely produce some form of green waste in your daily life. And, though it may seem that way, it’s important to know that green waste doesn’t always have to be green – in fact, it can also refer to other forms of waste that are produced when you try (and maybe fail) to keep your garden looking its best.
For example, the easiest way to tackle garden waste clearance is by making the most of your green bin – and ensuring you know exactly which products can and cannot be disposed of in this way. For example, you should not put food waste or black bin bags in your green bin. For more guidance, or to find out which councils charge for green waste collection, you should check out the gov.uk website. This will also allow you to brush up on their specific rules regarding green waste disposal in your area.
However, not every council provides garden waste bin collection, and if they do, they tend to be high in demand, meaning you may have to wait weeks for collection.
This means that you are left with a few alternatives – you can risk taking the waste to the local tip to dispose of it (meaning that you’ll be finding bits of dirt in your car for months), or you can work with a trusted green waste disposal company such as Divert to do the dirty work for you.
While disposing of garden waste correctly is important, you should also take steps to reduce the amount of garden waste you produce. For example, most green waste can be disposed of through composting.
Composting can also save you money – as you won’t need to arrange for your waste to be collected as frequently.
Layer your composting materials in your bin – alternating between dry and moist products.
Add water to your compost occasionally, ensuring that it remains suitably moist. Rainwater will usually do the trick (and luckily, we rarely have more than a few days without it, even during British summer).
Turn or mix the compost every few weeks to add air and speed up the process.
However, if you have your green waste collected by a company such as Divert, your waste will be moved away from landfills and towards a recycling facility.
Ran through a machine that separates compostable and non-compostable waste.
Shredded into smaller pieces to speed up the decomposition process and left in the open air.
Stored in a controlled environment, where the temperature can be increased to speed up the decomposition process and destroy harmful microbes. The windows are also turned regularly to allow for better airflow.
Once recycled, green waste can be used in landscaping or agriculture sites or to create biofuels.