If you have a garden, sooner or later you will need to work in it, especially if you want to enjoy the view.
Any kind or amount of work in the garden will produce waste. It’s often referred to as ‘green waste’ – includes branches, leaves, weeds, earth, even whole trees. Keep in mind that there is also ‘non-green waste’ such as plastic bags, plant pots and garden furniture.
Once you collect all this waste, you have to dispose of it.
Nobody wants to spend a lot of money on waste disposal and to do it in the easiest possible way. It is also a good idea to get rid of it the environmentally friendly way. This is why we will share the following tips with you:
Make Your Own Compost!
The internet is a magical place. You can find a lot of information about anything you need, including helpful tips on how to do a proper garden clearance by yourself. Once you’ve made your compost area, you will be able to recycle leaves, weeds, grass clippings and even vegetable peelings. Try avoiding larger branches or twigs – they do not ‘compost’ well. This is probably the easiest and cheapest way to effectively recycle unwanted garden waste, not to mention that it’s eco-friendly, which is always the best way to go.
You might decide to make it easier on yourself and call in professionals for the waste collection. Garden clearance is no doubt a part of the bigger picture – home clearance. This ensures you that any rubbish removal company will provide the service you need. Being prepared for that will save a lot of time. Try segregating and separating the type of waste before the collectors arrive. Start with the compostable waste and then continue with the other – man made – stuff, such as plant pots, bricks, old garden furniture, etc. This will not take you a lot of time and you show initiative by doing it. Green waste disposal is also significantly cheaper than any other form of garden waste. So separating waste by categories will not only save you time, but also money. All you need to do is inform the waste collection company that you’ve done this separation at the time you are booking them.
Try Keeping the ‘Bulk’ Down!
Professional clearance companies usually charge for the volume of waste that needs to be collected. It absolutely makes sense for you to try and keep the ‘bulk’ down as much as possible. If it’s possible, try putting smaller items inside of bigger ones. The less space you take in the vehicle – the less you will have to pay.
Be a considerate client and place the waste closer to the space it’s going to get loaded into the vehicles. This will save time and will make the whole exercise easier for everyone.
Get the Largest Skip Possible!
You should recycle as much garden waste as possible. Nevertheless, there might be times when you would have big amounts of waste that are unrecyclable. Getting a skip in such case is your only option. This is why you should keep in mind that larger skips cost less per cubic metre. Getting the largest skip that you think you can fill, will actually save some money. Make sure to check if there are any restrictions about large skips in your area, because some local authorities actually prohibit skips that are larger than eight cubic yards. This is only if you don’t have a place ‘off road’ for the skip to be placed.
While you are performing your garden waste removal you might want to consider performing a quick shed clearance. There are often leaves and branches in the shed, which are considered green waste. You will be able to just add them to your recycling plan or to all the waste for disposal.