Garden Waste Removal

From sheds to spider plants, Divert collects all types of garden waste.

Frequently Asked Questions

Divert is a modern waste collections company that’s dedicated to on-demand rubbish collection. We divert your waste away from landfill as much as possible, and we’re proud to be carbon neutral. With all labour included in our fixed and flexible prices, our staff are trained, uniformed, and experts in their field. We remove practically any type of waste, including garden waste. Here is everything you need to know about this vital service.

Why is sustainable garden waste removal important?

If your garden waste comes into contact with water, it may decompose. Decomposition results in greenhouse gases, which are not only dangerous to the atmosphere, but also to your household. Any decomposing organic matter can also attract various micro-organisms, which can lead to serious health conditions such as gastroenteritis, hepatitis, and even cholera. If garden waste is collected in bags and left for us to collect, we’ll ensure these risks are eliminated.

Why shouldn’t you use a skip for garden waste removal?

Firstly, as skips are transported by large trucks, they are unlikely to be carbon neutral. They’re open, meaning the smell of rotting and decomposing waste is gathered together in one pungent place. They also lead to more emissions than a collection service, as a skip always involves two trips – delivery, and collection afterward. You’ll also require a licence, and even then, it’s often difficult to find space close to your property and, therefore, the waste.

What types of garden waste can Divert collect?

The majority of garden waste can be recycled, including:

  • Bark
  • Flowers
  • Grass
  • Leaves
  • Plants
  • Branches and twigs
  • Weeds
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Wood chipping’s

We also collect the more unconventional forms of garden waste, from old empty paint tins all the way up to full-sized sheds.

What materials should be kept out of waste bags ahead of a Divert collection?

You should ensure you don’t put any of the following materials in your garden waste bin or bags:

  • Soil
  • Kitchen waste
  • Paper and card
  • Animal waste
  • Clothes
  • Stones
  • Inorganic materials, such as plastics

Divert offers services to collect the above waste, but it will need to be recycled separately from your garden waste.

What happens to garden waste taken by Divert?

Once your garden waste has been collected, it will be transported to a composting site. There, it can be utilised in a sustainable and useful way, by being transformed into a soil conditioner that’s packed with nutrients.

If you’ve ever composted in your garden, you’ll know how this works. However, at a composting site, this is sped up by being actively managed. This is because the waste can reach temperatures of 60°C, meaning the enzymes and bacteria are able to work at their optimal levels. These high temperatures also make sure any harmful diseases or microbes are destroyed.

These sites also ensure material is frequently turned, so micro-organisms can receive enough oxygen. Finally, the compost will be screened and graded before it is deposited for various uses.

For any garden waste that can’t be composted, we make sure that it is reused or recycled where possible.

How can you reuse your garden waste?

One of the most efficient ways to reuse your garden waste is to compost within your own garden. There are many benefits to this – for example, a reduction in global warming, as less garden waste will be left in a landfill to decompose. It also lessens the amount of waste sent to landfill sites, which contribute to the degradation of the environment. If that isn’t enough, you’ll also be rewarded with some top-quality compost for your soil. This is an example of upcycling, as the resulting product is more beneficial than what you have left behind.

When it comes to your wooden sheds and paint tins, think carefully before disregarding them as waste. Can they be fixed or repaired, or turned into something else?

More than just garden clearance

Our garden waste collection services are fast and flexible. You can even upgrade on the day, and ask for a larger waste collection from more than just your front or back yards – it’s no issue for Divert.

We collect just about any type of waste, including office waste, household waste, and sofa disposal.

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