4 Myths About Green Waste

4 Myths About Green Waste

It’s surprising how little most people know about green waste. While everybody understands that green waste is completely biodegradable, not all people take the effort to recycle green waste. In fact, a large amount of green waste is dumped with other types of waste and ends up reaching landfills.

As the owner of 4 Waste Removals, it is my responsibility to encourage people to recycle their green waste. The easiest and most affordable way to do so is by hiring a green waste bin. By using a green waste bin to remove your waste, you can ensure that your waste is sent to a recycling depot instead of a landfill.

So, continue reading this article as I debunk four very common myths about green waste. When you’re done reading, you’re sure to realise the importance of green recycling waste.

1. Green waste is biodegradable, therefore its ok to send it to landfills

This is by far the number one myth about green waste and also the reason why so many people simply dump their green waste with other types of waste.

You must understand that while green waste is biodegradable, it takes ages for green waste to decompose in landfills. Also, most landfills are packed very tightly with rubbish, and there is little air space in between. If green waste decomposes in landfills, it will do so in the absence of air and produce methane and other harmful greenhouse gases. Green waste should always be sent to a proper recycling depot rather than to a landfill.

2. Composting is the only way to recycle food waste

While composting is one way to recycle food waste, it is not the only way to do so. In fact, composting is a tedious task and is not suitable for everyone. The best way to recycle food waste is by hiring a green waste bin from us at 4 Waste Removals and letting our professionals take care of the waste for you.

Alternatively, you can also invest in a biogas appliance to turn your food waste into cooking gas and organic fertiliser. While these appliances are relatively new in the market, they are certainly a better option to composting.

3. Composting attracts pests and rodents

This is a myth which is thrown about just everywhere. Sure, food waste will attract pests and rodents, especially if you include dairy products and meat with your waste.

However, if you stick to fruit scalps, vegetable scraps and other organic waste to create compost, it won’t attract rodents. If you’re still worried about vermin, you can always use an enclosed container for composting.

4. It is pointless composting food waste because it is biodegradable

While food waste is certainly biodegradable, dumping it into landfills is not the solution. Australia sends an alarmingly large amount of food waste to landfills every year. As with other green waste, food waste decomposes anaerobically in landfills to produce greenhouse gases.

Food waste and other types of green waste should always be sent to a composting depot. The easiest way to ensure this is by hiring a green waste bin from us at 4 Waste Removals. Our service is affordable, and we’ll ensure that your waste is disposed of.


While everyone understands that green waste is biodegradable, there are several myths about green waste floating around. Some of these are that it is ok to send green waste to landfills, composting is the only way to recycle food waste, composting attracts rodents and that it is pointless composting food waste. Make sure not to fall trap to these myths. Always engage in proper green waste removal.

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