4 Ways to Remove Garden Waste

4 Ways to Remove Garden Waste

With winter around the corner, many Brisbane homeowners are either looking to or have just completed a massive garden cleanout. If you’re one such person, then no doubt you’re considering ways to remove your garden waste easily and effectively.

Now, The State of Waste 2016 report states that the average garbage bin of an Australian household contains 60% organic material, with 20% of this being garden waste. While the average garbage bin may be large enough to hold the average week’s waste, what do you do when you have a massive garden cleanout? You could get rid of it bit by bit in each weekly council pickup. But removing all your garden waste can take weeks, even months.

Thankfully you have many other options, including our garden skip bins, which, biasedly, I think are your best option. But today, we will look at all your options on hand so you can decide which is best for you.

So, continue reading this post as I list 4 effective ways of disposing of large amounts of garden waste. After reading through it, you’ll have a good idea of which option to go with.

1. Order a green waste recycling bin from Brisbane Council

Many Brisbane residents choose to use the Brisbane Council’s green waste recycling bins to dispose of their garden waste. This is a cheap and easy way of disposing of garden waste; however, it isn’t very efficient when disposing of large quantities of waste.

Brisbane has a very efficient green waste recycling service, and they do a great job with waste management and minimisation. All you have to do is fill your garbage bin with your garden waste, and it will be collected on your designated collection day. From here, it is sent to a recycling depot for mulching.

Ordering a green waste recycling bin may be straightforward, but it is not the most effective way of disposing of garden waste. Do understand that you may have to wait up to 14 days to have your waste collected. Moreover, there is also a limit to the amount of waste that will fit into a green waste recycling bin.

If you’re not comfortable with long waits or if you have a humongous amount of waste to dispose of, a green waste recycling bin may not work for you. In such cases, you should look at other options at hand.

2. Drive your waste to the nearest tip

Many Brisbane residents also choose to dispose of garden waste themselves by taking it to the nearest tip. This is a simple solution, given that you don’t need to depend on anybody else to get rid of your waste. All you have to do is to collect your waste, arrange for transportation and take your waste to the tip.

I know this sounds simple, but in reality, it’s far from easy. It takes a lot of effort to collect your waste, arrange for transportation and take it to the tip. Moreover, it can also be an expensive affair. If you don’t have a ute or trailer, you’ll need to bear the costs for transportation, and you may also be charged a dumping fee. To make things worse, this process is very time-consuming.

However, these are not the only reasons why this method isn’t a favourable way of disposing of garden waste. The biggest problem with this method is that most people simply don’t know how to dispose of garden waste properly and end up dumping it in landfill with general waste, which is extremely harmful to the environment. This process consumes valuable landfill space, and moreover, garden or organic waste in landfills decomposes to produce harmful greenhouse gases.

As a waste removal expert, I urge you, if you choose to do this method, to be sure to dump your garden waste in the correct area at the tip. Ask for directions to the green waste dumping grounds.

3. Convert your waste into mulch

If you’re up for it, you can choose to compost your garden waste into mulch instead of disposing of it. For this, you’ll need to rent a chipper and chop down your branches and shrubs into small pieces. You will then a compost bag or a bin and place all your garden waste into it for composting.

However, be warned that composting is not as easy as it sounds. Composting requires a lot of effort, and unless you’ve handled it before, you’ll be wise to stay away from it. You’ll have to take great care of your compost pile and keep it moist throughout the process. Moreover, you’ll have to maintain a certain temperature level to create compost.

Furthermore, composting will make your yard smell awful and may attract flies, rodents and pests, which create further problems. Additionally, composting takes months to complete, and you’ll need to put up with it for a long period of time. If all of this isn’t enough, renting a chipper will also cost you money – a few hundred dollars per day. Handling a chipper is also dangerous and should be approached with caution.

Composting is certainly not the best way of removing garden waste, but it is very good for the environment. Unless you’ve done it before, I’ll advise you not to take on this option.

4. Hire garden skip bins

Finally, the simplest and most effective way of disposing of large amounts of garden waste is by hiring garden skip bins. Simply contact a skip bin provider in Brisbane, such as us at 4 Waste Removals and request a garden skip. The skip bin will be delivered to your location on the same day or on a date you request.

Once your garden skip bin arrives, you’ll have a 7-day window to fill it up with your waste. After that, waste removal experts will collect the skip and take your waste away for disposal. As simple as that!

Moreover, you can dispose of any quantity of waste in garden skip bins. At 4 Waste Removals, our garden skip bins come in two size options –2-6m³ and 2-8m³. Our skip bins feature varying fill levels ranging from 2m³ up to 8m³, and we charge you for the amount of waste you fill into them.

Also, by hiring garden skip bins, you can ensure that your waste is disposed of properly. We will not send your garden waste to landfills, but we’ll take it to the nearest recycling depot.

And the best part is garden skip bins are extremely economical. You can dispose of 2m³ of garden waste for just $275 and 8m³ of garden waste for $499 – far cheaper than the other disposal methods. Skip bins are certainly the best way of disposing of garden waste.

For more helpful information, visit our blog post ‘How Much Does Garden Waste Removal Cost‘.


If you’re looking for ways to dispose of large amounts of garden waste, you have several options. You can call your local sanitation department to pick up your waste, drive your waste to the nearest dump, compost the waste in your yard or hire garden skip bins.

Of these methods, hiring garden skip bins is the simplest, most economical and most effective way of disposing of garden waste. It is also an environmentally friendly procedure, and you can remove your waste quickly.

Read our blog post, ‘5 Easy Ways to Reduce Green Waste‘, for even more ways to remove green waste.

To hire the best garden skip bins in Brisbane, look no further than us at 4 Waste Removals. Our services are reliable, affordable, timely and effective. Give us a call at 07 3343 3030 to hire a garden skip bin 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 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.