The Most Useful Tools For Green Waste Removal

The Most Useful Tools For Green Waste Removal

When you clean up your garden or renovate your home, you will encounter different types of waste, which you’ll need to get rid of. Green waste is one type of waste which we will look at a little closer in this article.

What is green waste, you ask? Well, green waste consists of 100% recyclable garden waste materials such as grass clippings, dead leaves, weeds, twigs, small branches and other types of biodegradable garden waste – the keyword being ‘biodegradable’.

Proper green waste removal is very important. If green waste is mixed with other types of waste (mixed waste), it cannot be recycled into mulch or compost and ends up in a landfill. While this leads to a loss of valuable recyclable materials, green waste also decomposes in landfills to produce harmful greenhouse gases.

As the owner of 4 Waste Removals, a company that offers green waste removal in Brisbane, today I will list some options you have on hand when it comes to removing green waste from your property.

1. Red Lid Wheelie Bins

If you think placing green waste in your red-lid wheelie bin is okay, then you’re wrong! Many residents are guilty of using red-lid wheelie bins to dispose of green waste, and I get it. They are an easy solution to getting rid of green waste. However, they are meant for general waste only and are not the most environmentally-friendly option for green waste removal. This is because the waste in red lid wheelie bins ends up in landfill and, therefore, should be avoided.

Additionally, red wheelie bins have a capacity of just 240 L of waste, and after dumping general household waste, there is little room left for any other waste.

2. Green Lid Wheelie Bin

Using green-lid wheelie bins for green waste removal is much better than using red-lid wheelie bins. This is because green-lid wheelie bins are specifically for the disposal of green waste. Green waste dumped into these bins will be collected and sent to a recycling facility for proper treatment.

You can easily apply to the Brisbane City Council for a green waste recycling bin, and they are affordable at just over $100 per year. However, the downside is that these bins are only collected once every two weeks, and there are size restrictions on the material’s diameter and length. As with red-lid wheelie bins, green waste bins only hold 240 L of waste.

3. Garden Bags and Bins

When it comes to removing green waste from your property periodically, nothing beats garden bags and bins. This service is similar to the green lid wheelie bin – you hire a garden bag, dump your waste into it, and professionals will collect the waste periodically.

There are several advantages to choosing garden bags and bins over the council’s green waste bins. Firstly, Garden bags like those we offer at 4 Waste Removals are 2.5 times larger than the council bins. This means that you can use them to remove larger amounts of waste with ease. And secondly, unlike the council’s service, we are extremely flexible with our collection schedules and our service offers better value for money than the council’s service.

4. Garden Skip Bins

If you’re looking for a once-off removal of a large amount of green waste, garden skip bins, such as those we offer at 4 Waste Removals, are the way to go. Our garden skips can accommodate any amount of green waste ranging from 2m³-12m³.

All you need to do is to hire one of our skips, and we will get it delivered to your premises. Once the skip arrives, you’ll have a 7-day window to fill it with your garden waste. When you’re done, our waste removers will collect the skip and send your green waste to a recycling facility.


There are many options when it comes to green waste removal. You can consider using red wheelie bins, green wheelie bins, garden bags and bins or garden skips to remove green waste from your property. Of these options, try not to use red wheelie bins as it is not an environmentally friendly way to remove green waste.

For easy and affordable green waste removal in Brisbane, consider hiring garden bags or garden skips from us at 4 Waste Removals.  Click here to hire our green waste removal services today!

*Please Note: Prices mentioned in this article may not be accurite at the time of publishing or viewing and will not be honoured. For current pricing, always refer to the prices quoted when ordering.

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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.