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How to Get Rid of Garden Waste

31/10/2019 Already Property Services

Tending to a garden is such a soothing job that many of us like to spend our own time taking care of it. A beautiful garden can make your house look more adorable and homely with its lush green colours imparting a calm feeling. As much as we take pride in maintaining a good garden, there are some other responsibilities as a part of gardening.

If you have a garden at your home, then you are responsible for reducing and disposing of the garden waste in acceptable ways. While many are conscious about having a delightful garden, many people fail when it comes to properly dispose of garden waste. If you know a lot about gardening, then you can think of interesting ways to reuse garden waste for the plants.

Before we go on to the ways to dispose of the garden waste, let’s have a look at the popular idea to put it back to use in your own garden – composting.

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Composting is the best way to make your soil fertile and keep your plants healthy. It also puts your garden waste back to use in your own garden without looking outside for any disposal methods. You can put all of the green stuff for the composting like the leaves, weed, flowers, fruits, vegetables, small clippings from plants, grasses, buds, paper, cardboard, animal hair, seeds and the other similar natural items that can turn into a mush.

Don’t put in all the natural items you can get your hands on! Here are some items that should not be put into for composting – meat, bones, dairy products, cartoons, items with plastic, napkins, reusable tissues, animal excretes, things that are infected like infected fruits, plants and other parts of the plant body, and any other chemical substances.

You need to put all these substances into a chipper and cut everything down into small substances. You can then proceed to make it into mulch and put it in a compost bin for a few months to let the compost become usable.

Problems Associated with Composting

It is best to start with composting only if you are already experienced in it. There are several disadvantages that come with composting.

  • Composting requires you to invest much time and physical effort to collect all it and using it in a chipper.
  • You may have to get a chipper for rent which could cost you a few bucks.
  • Once you have created it into mulch, you should maintain a specific temperature at all times to effectively make it into compost.
  • Another main reason why many stay away from making the compost is because of the smell. As the compost starts developing, you can feel a pungent smell all around the entire time whenever you want into the surrounding area.
  • Further, the compost will attract a lot of insects, flies and rodents continuously, and it can pose some other hygiene issues too.
  • You need to continually take care of the compost, turn it over and keep a check on it.

Composting may not be the best way to get rid of garden waste if you don’t have the experience or the capacity to handle all of the work and the other shortcomings that come along.

Drive to the Nearest Tipping Point

You can take the responsibility of disposing of the garden waste and drive it to the nearest tipping points. You should arrange for the transportation and choose the area to dispose it. Make sure to not dispose it in some landfills as it is only going to affect the environment. If you don’t have a proper vehicle to transport, you can hire one.

It is your responsibility to make sure that the person you have hired has disposed of it lawfully. If it doesn’t happen, you may have to face several legalities for polluting the environment.

Skip Bins

If you don’t want to convert the garden waste into composts or drive on your own to dispose it in proper areas, then don’t worry. There is another easy way to take care of garden waste.

Skip bins are used to collect the garden waste into specific bins. You can get this bin from any of the local waste collection and removal companies. Once you contact the company, they will deliver a skip bin of the chosen size at your house. Make sure to choose the right size of the skip bin that can accommodate all of your garden waste.

Once they have delivered it, you will be given a few days to fill up the bill with the garden waste. You should only fill the natural garden items in this bin and not only chemical, metal, or plastic substances. After filling it completely with the garden waste, you can give them a call and they will come and pick the bin up.

These green garden waste collection companies will take the garden waste to the nearest recycling center. This is one of the affordable and best ways to get rid of the garden waste without letting it affect the environment.

On a Final Note

If you are conscious about the environment and want to dispose the garden waste properly, then it best to hire the waste collection and removal companies Plymouth. If you are wondering how much to remove garden waste, then don’t worry. It isn’t too much. It costs around £100 to £200 depending on the quantity of the skip bins you have.

You will only be disposing of the garden waste once or twice a year and not more. Therefore, it isn’t going to be pricey. It’s best to contact the local waste removal company and be satisfied that your garden waste isn’t harming the environment in any way.

Already Property Services is one of the top Plymouth removals that offers garden waste collection in skip bins. You can call them at +07799856663 to book for your next waste removal in Plymouth.