Everyone seems to be jumping on the hippie wagon and “going green”. But I don’t say this in a derogatory way, I think it’s fantastic! One of the reasons I started 4 Waste Removals back all those years ago was because I have a true passion for our planet and wanted to offer an easy way for Brisbane residents to get rid of waste in an environmentally-friendly manner. The fact that so many people now feel the say way is awesome.
But being environmentally-friendly doesn’t just mean recycling your plastics, glass and paper or purchasing products that use fewer plastics in their packaging. You can also be environmentally-friendly when it comes to your garden waste. You may be thinking that garden waste is already green, so nothing more needs to be done with it. But you would be wrong. It’s quite the contrary. Leaving garden waste alone to rot can actually produce gasses that are harmful to the environment.
Let me elaborate by explaining how by hiring a garden waste bin in Brisbane, you’ll be helping the environment.
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First and foremost, by hiring a garden waste bin in Brisbane, you’ll save your green waste from ending up in landfill. If you throw your green waste into the council’s wheelie bin, it will end up in landfill with all other waste.
Australian households products 6.5 megatonnes of waste that ended up in landfill in the year 2016. That is equal to 6,500,000 metric tons of waste. And that’s just household stats – you don’t want to see the commercial and construction figures. In fact, we have so much waste that in the same year, 600,000 tonnes of waste was sent to China because we don’t have the capacity to handle such a volume!
By choosing to use a garden waste bin, such as those we offer for hire here at 4 Waste, you will be ensuring that your garden waste is treated in the correct manner to be transformed into compost.
Reduce harmful gases and liquids
As mentioned in the introduction of this article, garden waste that is left alone will rot, and this produces odorous gases and methane that is harmful to the environment. Moreover, a harmful liquid called leachate is produced and this can contaminate groundwater and leak into Brisbane’s waterways.
Any garden waste that is placed into a garden waste bin will be spared from ending up in landfill and will be turned into compost. Unlike the garden waste that is left alone and produces harmful matter, green waste that is composted uses oxygen to transform into a rich nutritional matter that can be used as a soil conditioner, fertilizer, or a natural pesticide for gardens, horticulture, urban agriculture and organic farming.
If you’re looking to go green, go all the way by hiring a garden waste bin in Brisbane to manage your garden waste. The environmental benefits are tremendous; you’ll prevent your waste from going to landfill which will, in turn, slow down our landfill stats, you’ll prevent your waste from producing harmful gases and liquids, and you will promote composting.
If you’re ready to hire a garden waste bin in Brisbane, then do so by clicking here. For just as little as $275 on a 7-day hire, you can do your bit to help the environment.