5 Easy Ways To Reduce Green Waste

5 Easy Ways To Reduce Green Waste

Green waste is a problem that every homeowner with a garden has to deal with. Gardens generate waste in their natural growth rate and particularly when any garden maintenance work is carried out. So how do we reduce the amount of green waste a garden creates?

If you’re sick of having to deal with green waste, there are more than a few things you can do. As a waste management professional with over 20 years of experience in the industry, today, I’ll offer you some handy tips on how to deal with green waste in Brisbane.

1. Proper lawn care

It may seem obvious, but the best way to deal with garden waste is to reduce the amount of waste that is generated. The best way to do this is through proper lawn care. Lawns take up a significant area of any garden and produce a great deal of green waste.

To properly care for your lawn, make sure to know the species of grass that you’ve planted in your garden. Also, when you mow, restrict yourself to the top 1/3 of the grass. This will reduce your trimmings and, ultimately, the amount of green waste you generate.

2. Grasscycling

What on earth is grasscycling, you say? Well, grasscycling is another great way of managing the amount of green waste you generate. Grasscycling is nothing but recycling or composting lawn clippings right on your lawn itself. This process creates mulch, which in turn provides great nutrition for plants.

Regular grasscycling will also allow you to reduce your fertiliser usage and costs.

3. Composting

Apart from composting grass clippings, you can also compost other green waste in your garden. To do this, create a compost pile consisting of food and garden waste. All you have to do is ensure that your pile is slightly damp and that air can flow through it. Over time, the pile will compost into mulch and provide nutrients you can reuse in your garden.

4. Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting is another way to reduce green waste. This is a special type of composting in which worms are used to make compost out of food waste. This process is especially useful for people who generate lots of food waste but don’t have enough garden space for composting.

5. Hire a green waste bin

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4 Waste offer competitively priced green waste bins in Brisbane

Even after applying the tips above, you may have more green waste than you can get rid of – it doesn’t take much to end up with truckloads of waste! And you know large amounts of waste won’t fit in the council’s standard bins. So how do you get rid of lots of green waste? By hiring a garden skip bin, of course!

Our garden skip bins are designed to make green waste disposal in Brisbane easy, efficient and affordable. While they won’t accept hazardous materials, or anything other than clean residential green organics like tree branches, grass clippings, twigs, leaves, etc., they sure to make light work out of green waste disposal. Plus, they’re super easy to hire.

Simply hire a garden skip, and we’ll deliver it to your location. When your skip arrives, you have a 7-day window to fill it up with your waste. And when you’re done, our experts will collect and dispose of your waste. As simple as that!

Find out how much professional green waste removal costs to see if this is a viable option for you.


There are many ways to reduce green waste. Proper lawn care, grasscycling, composting and vermicomposting are all excellent ways to manage garden waste. Alternatively, you can always hire a green waste bin to eliminate your garden waste in Brisbane.

And, for reliable and affordable green waste removal via garden skip bins, look no further than us at 4 Waste Removals. Call us at 07 3343 3030 to book a garden skip or book a skip online 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.