The Difference between Green Waste and Organic Waste

The Difference between Green Waste and Organic Waste

Running a waste removal company in Brisbane, I get asked a lot of waste related questions. One question that I asked time and time again is “what’s the difference between green waste and organic waste?”

Most people are aware that green waste is an organic waste. However, green waste is treated differently than other types of organic waste. That’s why understanding the difference between green waste and organic waste is important to ensure you remove the waste correctly.

Today, I will explain organic waste and green waste in a little more detail. When you’re done reading this article, you’ll have a better understanding of how to deal with each waste type.

What is Organic Waste?

Organic waste refers to any biodegradable waste material that originates from plant or animal matter. Over time, organic waste is broken down by microorganisms, and it is also sometimes referred to as wet waste.

Organic waste is a broad category of waste which commonly includes vegetable and fruit scraps, paper and cardboard, food materials, garden and green waste, animal waste, bones and other organic materials that are quick to disintegrate.

What is Green Waste?

Green waste is a special type of organic waste that includes only 100% recyclable waste obtained from gardens and parks. Typically, green waste includes fruit and vegetable scraps, stumps, branches, tree limbs, palm fronds, grass clippings, small branches and twigs, weeds, bark, woodchip and other types of recyclable garden waste. However, green waste does not include large-sized logs or animal matter.

By the process of composting, green waste can be recycled and put to good use. While you can try composting garden waste on your own, it is hard work. Instead, you can hire a green waste skip bin to get your garden waste to a composting facility in Brisbane.

How to Remove Green Waste and Organic Waste Properly

Organic waste and green waste should always be disposed of properly. Organic waste and green waste should never be mixed with non-biodegradable waste. If you do this, all your waste will end up being dumped in a landfill. While this leads to a loss of resources, organic waste will decompose to produce harmful greenhouse gases in a landfill.

To ensure that you remove your green waste and organic waste properly, you should rely on waste removal experts such as us at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. Regardless of whether you have organic waste or green waste to remove, we have a solution for you. We accept 100% green waste in our green waste skip bins and organic waste in our junk skip bins. With us around, organic waste removal will never be a problem for you.

Conclusion:

Many people aren’t aware that green waste and organic waste refer to different types of waste. Organic waste is a broad category of biodegradable waste that includes green waste, paper and cardboard, food scraps, animal waste and other organic waste materials. On the other hand, green waste specifically refers to 100% recyclable waste collected from gardens and parks. Green waste does not include an animal matter or large-sized logs.

To make sure that your green waste and organic waste is removed in a proper and environmentally- friendly manner, look no further than the experts at 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins. To remove your organic waste, hire one of our junk waste skip bins. And, to remove 100% garden waste, hire a green waste skip bin from us. We’ll make sure that your waste is treated properly. 

Give us a call at 07 3343 3030 to hire a green waste skip bin in Brisbane today!



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Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, golden cane trunks, soil, or turf. Branches must be under 13cm in 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.