The 101 of green waste & how to dispose of it

The 101 of green waste & how to dispose of it

Are you aware of green waste and how to dispose it? Green waste can be particularly harmful to the environment and it should never be dumped in a landfill. However, according to the ABS, between 2001 and 2007, the volume of waste deposited to landfill increased by 12%. In 2001, 19.0 million tonnes of waste were disposed to landfills, and by 2007 this had grown to more than 21.3 million tonnes. Needless to say we need to do all we can to reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. There is where green waste skip bins are idea!

Continue reading this article to find out more about green waste and why it should be treated properly. I’ll also touch up on the best ways to dispose green waste. After reading this article, I’m sure you’ll engage in proper waste disposal using green waste skip bins.

What is green waste?

As a waste removal expert, I am often asked by our customers what ‘green waste’ means. Green waste is a term which refers to organic garden waste which is 100% recyclable. Whenever you clean out your garden, you will accumulate some amount of green waste. This may include grass clippings, weeds, dead flowers and leaves, twigs, small branches and other foliage.

Most people treat green waste from their garden in one of two ways. The first way is to compost the waste to use it as a natural fertiliser. Others choose to get rid of the waste by dumping it into a landfill.

However, those that are environmentally conscious choose to dispose of their green waste by hiring my green waste skip bins. We will touch on this more shortly.

Problems with green waste accumulation

I often tell my customers that they shouldn’t let green waste accumulate in one location for long periods of time. If green waste accumulates in one location for a long period, it decomposes to produce methane and other greenhouse gases. I am sure you are well aware that greenhouse gases are harmful both to you as well as the environment.

I am often asked if green waste can be composted and put it to good use. However, even this is a problem as green waste provides a breeding ground for many pests. These pests can spread diseases, so if you’re composting, you will need to do it in a controlled manner.

How to dispose green waste properly

The only way to dispose large amounts of green waste properly is by hiring one of my green waste skip bins. Not only is this a cost-effective and easy processes, but it also ensures that green waste is treated properly.

All you have to do is hire one of my green waste skip bins and we will do the rest. We deliver the skip bin/s to your location and you simply need to fill it up with your green waste. Once you’re done, we will collect the skip bin and take your green waste for proper treatment.

We have access to several recycling depots in and around Brisbane. We always ensure that green waste is properly treated and that it never ends up in a landfill. When you choose us to dispose your green waste, you can rest assured that your waste will be treated properly.

Conclusion:

Green waste refers to garden waste which is 100% recyclable. This includes all organic waste that accumulates in your garden over time. If you dispose green waste in a landfill, it will decompose to produce methane and other harmful greenhouse gases. Composting green waste is a better option, but it is a laborious process.

The best way to dispose green waste is by hiring garden skip bins and letting waste removal experts take care of disposal. This way, you’ll help the environment, while also keeping your garden clean.

For the best garden skip bins in Brisbane, consider 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Simply get in touch with us with your requirements and we’ll be glad to assist you in every way possible.



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Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, or golden cane trunks. Branches must be under 13cm diameter. All green waste must stay under the top rail of the Skip Bin, with nothing poking up.

General Waste Rules: No rocks, bricks, tiles, concrete, pavers, hard wood, paint, chemicals, tyres, carpet,mattress, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.