So, you’re about to embark on a major garden tidy-up, are you? That’s great. If you ask me, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as spending a couple of days in the garden, turning an overgrown garden into a thing of beauty.
However, a major garden tidy-up such as this produces a lot of green waste. What do you do with it? Well, this is something that I am asked all the time, given that I specialise green waste removal in Brisbane and all. My answer is always the same, and that is; you have three options.
- Option one is to pile it up and over the course of many weeks, you can get rid of it in the councils standard or green wheelie bin.
- Option two is to borrow or hire a ute or trailer and take your garden waste to one of Brisbane City Council’s resource recovery centres.
- Option three, I may be biased, but I firmly believe that the best option for green waste removal in Brisbane is to hire a garden skip bin (or a garden bag) from 4 Waste Walk-In Skips.
I have gone through these options in detail in earlier posts, so I won’t do that again. However, what I will do is share with you some of my best tips on how to remove green waste in Brisbane more easily, using, of course, one of our garden skip bins.
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Step 1: Trim and Prune
The first thing you need to do before you start removing any green waste is to create green waste. So get at it! Get a sharp pair of garden hedge shears, secateurs, a pruning saw and any other garden tools that you need to cut back your garden.
There is no right or wrong way to approach this. But personally, I like to start at one end of my garden and work to the other end.
Step 2: Collect
Once you have finished trimming all your trees, pruning your hedges and cutting down dead foliage, collect up all your waste so it can be sorted into piles.
Step 3: Sort
In terms of using a garden skip bin for green waste removal in Brisbane, this to me is the most important tip I can provide, so take note.
You want to sort your green waste into two to three piles depending on the garden waste you have collected – from lightest to heaviest or from smallest to bulkiest.
Step 4: Fill
Now, start with your pile with the heavier / bulkier items. This is the pile that you will want to place in the skip bin first. Cut any tree trunks or logs into smaller pieces, and ensure that none have a trunk width wider than 200 mm in diameter – this is our maximum allowance.
Load these into the skip, followed by your other piles; continuing heaviest to lightest.
By loading the heaviest items first, you will reduce the number of air pockets in the skip bin and maximise the amount of waste that will fit into the skip. Just be mindful of the weight allowances, which you can see here.
There are various ways to remove green waste in Brisbane, but if you ask me, a garden skip bin is your best option. To remove your green waste more easily using a graden skip simply trim and prune your garden, collect your waste and sort it into piles from heaviest to lightest. Load the skip from the heaviest pile to the lightest and you’re done. It really is that easy!
Read our Beginner’s Guide to Green Waste Removal for more information.
If you’d like to use a garden skip bin for your green waste removal in Brisbane, then get in touch with the team at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins today. Call our office on 0413 333 330 or book a garden skip bin online.