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Green Waste Removal: A Guide

If you have been completing a landscaping job or conducting maintenance on your garden, you may be considering how best to dispose of your garden waste. One great option is hiring a green waste disposal service. Below is a guide to everything you need to know about green waste removal.

What is green waste?

Quite simply, green waste is any plant/organic waste which is biodegradable. This means that waste will naturally break down and decay over time. For example, green waste includes the following things:

What are the benefits of recycling green waste?

The primary benefit of recycling green waste is that it helps to protect the natural environment from the effects of climate change. When organic waste is placed in a landfill site, it can generate large amounts of methane gas as it decays. This gas can contribute to global warming as it enters the atmosphere. The secondary benefit of recycling green waste is that it produces useful by-products which can be used to grow new plants and trees. A green waste collection service will place the waste in a composter. Once the organic matter has broken down and degraded, the compost it creates can be used as fertiliser. 

How do you sort and prepare green waste?

When you contact a green waste removal company and sign up for their service, they should supply you with a bin which you can use to store your waste in. They may also supply you with biodegradable bags which can be used to collect organic and garden waste. The company will agree on how frequently they will collect the waste. For example, the company may offer you a monthly or weekly collection depending on the amount of garden and green waste you generate. It is extremely important that you only place approved items in your green collection bags and bins. If plastic or metal items are mixed in with green waste, this could compromise the composting process. Many green waste collection services will refuse to collect bags and bins if they contain non-biodegradable waste. If this occurs, you will need to re-sort the waste to remove the offending items before recollection.

If you're interested in finding out more about green waste collection services, you should reach out to a company which offers this service in your area. A member of the team will be happy to offer you further help and assistance.