Do you consider yourself to be an environmentally conscious homeowner? If you do, then you should always look to dispose of your household waste in an environmentally friendly manner.
Unfortunately, too many people simply dump their green waste in landfills. Many are not aware that green waste in landfills produces methane – a harmful greenhouse gas. Don’t be one such person. You must make use of the services of green waste removal in Brisbane to dispose of your waste properly.
As a waste removal professional, I like to take every opportunity to educate people about green waste. And this is what this article is all about. Continue reading on to discover 4 facts about green waste that you probably didn’t know.
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1. What green waste really means
Over the years, I have come to realise that most people do not fully understand what green waste actually is. If you are unsure of what green waste is, it essentially refers to garden waste that is 100% recyclable.
However, a lot of recyclable materials are not categorised as green waste. These include food items, biodegradable packaging, large branches and tree stumps, soil and a few other compostable materials. This is because these items degrade in a different manner than 100% recyclable waste.
At 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins, we accept small tree cuttings, grass clippings, leaves, twigs and small branches as green waste. If you have any other garden waste to be removed, you cannot hire green waste removal in Brisbane. For any other type of mixed or junk waste, you will need to hire junk skip bins.
2. Green waste accounts for about 30% of all waste disposed
You will be surprised to know that 30% of all waste you dump into a rubbish bin can be categorised as green waste. Bundaberg Council reports that almost 32% of all waste collected consists of green waste. This amounts to a massive 8,300 tonnes of green waste being disposed of every year!
Unfortunately, most homeowners do not take the effort to segregate their waste and simply add green waste with other types. If you’ve been doing so, you should stop immediately. Given that green waste can be recycled, you should always take an effort to separate it from junk waste. You can also make use of 4 Waste’s hands-on waste removal to have professionals separate and collect waste from you.
3. A huge amount of green waste ends up in landfills every year
On average, every regular composter sends 70kg of compostable waste to a landfill every year. This means that almost 11.6 million tonnes of green waste end up in landfills every year. When the green waste reaches a landfill, it releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. As such, dumping green waste in landfills is not an environmentally friendly process, yet a lot of people ignore this.
However, over the last three decades, the amount of green waste reaching landfills has decreased significantly. This is thanks to rubbish removal service providers such as 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. When you use our green waste removal in Brisbane, we do not take your waste to landfills. Rather, we take it to the nearest recycling depot where waste can be turned into compost.
4. Green waste disposal can be really cheap
If you have been dumping green waste in landfills, you need to stop doing so immediately. While you may think that disposing of green waste properly is costly, that is not the case at all! Green waste disposal can be really cheap, especially if you hire 4 Waste’s green waste removal service, which caters to Brisbane Southside residences.
Our garden skip bins are available for a 7-day hire upwards of only $140. This means that you can get rid of all your 100% recyclable waste for really cheap! If you calculate the costs of driving to a landfill, I’m sure you’ll agree that green waste disposal is cheap. Don’t waste time or money trying to dispose of green waste yourself – simply Google ‘green waste removal in Brisbane’ or give us a call on 0413 333 330.
Green waste is a specific type of waste to be produced in every household. This waste consists of 100% recyclable garden waste such as grass clippings, twigs, small branches and dead foliage. Green waste accounts for almost 30% of all waste disposed of. Moreover, a huge amount of green waste ends up in landfills every year. You should not dispose of green waste in this manner. Simply search for a company that offers green waste removal in Brisbane, such as 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. It can be really cheap!
To hire garden skip bins in Brisbane, send us an online enquiry at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. We’ll be happy to assist you with all your waste disposal needs.