The Ultimate Green Waste Removal Guide For Brisbane

The Ultimate Green Waste Removal Guide For Brisbane

With Autumn upon us, now is an ideal time to get busy in the garden. The soil is still warm enough for root growth, which makes Autumn the perfect climate and conditions for planting bulbs and fruit trees, amongst other plants.

However, before you can plant new plants, you need to make room for them. Thus, a proper garden cleanup is necessary. One of the easiest and most convenient ways to go about this is to utilise the services of a green waste removal company, such as 4 Waste Removals. Of course, there are other options available, as well.

Today, we take an unbiased look at all available green waste removal options and services in Brisbane to help you with your garden cleanup. But before we do this, let’s take a look at why it’s important to separate green waste from standard waste.

Why is Green Waste Removal important?

When green waste is collected, either by the council or a green waste removal company, it is processed entirely differently to standard household waste. This process is what ultimately makes green waste removal so important.

Once collected from your home, green waste is taken to a facility for processing. Here, foreign materials such as glass, bricks, rocks, plastic etc. are removed, and the shedding starts to form what we know as compost.

The entire process takes around 16-20 weeks to complete. Once the green waste has evolved into compost, it is then ready to be reused and resold.

Now, why this matters. Well, it helps the environment. Had the green waste not been removed and turned into compost, it would have otherwise ended up in a landfill. When left to naturally decompose, green waste produces methane and other gases, which are potentially 25 times more dangerous to global warming than carbon dioxide. Moreover, green waste in a landfill can also produce leachate, a liquid that can pollute our waterways.

Thus, by practising proper green waste removal, you will be reducing landfill, reducing methane, gases and leachate from forming. Instead of hurting our environment, you will be helping it by having your green waste converted into compost for reuse.

Green Waste Removal in Brisbane

So, now that you know why green waste removal is important, let’s take a look at your options.

When it comes to green waste removal in Brisbane, there are two options. The first is the Brisbane City Council’s green waste recycling service, the second is a private green waste removal service, such as 4 Waste Removals.

Brisbane City Council’s green waste recycling service

I won’t lie; if you have a small yard or garden and don’t produce a lot of green waste, then the council’s green waste recycling service is fantastic.

This service provides Brisbane residents with one 240 litres green waste recycling bin. It’s affordable, reliable and gives you peace of mind knowing you’re doing the right thing with your green waste.

This service has a quarterly charge of $21.51 ($86.04 per year), and currently no signup fee. There is a minimum term of 12 months, and bins are collected fortnightly.

Is this service right for you? The only consideration you need to make is whether or not a 240-litre bin is big enough for your needs – keeping in mind that it is collected fortnightly.  This is the same size bin as your regular wheelie bin.

Private green waste removal in Brisbane

If you produce more green waste than will fit a 240L green waste bin, then a private green waste removal service may be a wise investment.

There are countless companies, mine included, who offer affordable green waste removal in Brisbane. The key to choosing the right service is to compare the offerings, compare the prices, and then weigh up which service best fits your needs and requirements.

There are generally three types of services available. First, you have green waste bins, then there are green waste bags, and lastly, green waste skips.

Green waste bins in Brisbane

garden bins

Green waste bins are available in Brisbane by private provides, including 4 Waste, though they are different from the council’s bins. Our green waste bins are 1cubic metre in size, which is more than four times greater than the council’s bins.

The service will vary in cost from provider to provider, however, here at 4 Waste, we charge $24 bin. We offer flexible delivery and payment options also. You can have bins delivered every 4 weeks, every 8 weeks or every 12 weeks and pay as you go, or pay in advance. There is also a once-off hire option.

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Green waste Bags in Brisbane

garden bags

Green waste bags are another popular option for green waste removal in Brisbane. These bags are typically made from strong Hessan and are quite large. In fact, our green waste bags are the same size as our green waste bins, 1 cubic metre.

As with the green waste bins, the cost of green waste bags will vary from provider to provider. At 4 Waste, we offer ours at the same price as our bins, and under the same flexible delivery and payment options.

Many Brisbane residents toss-up between whether to invest in garden bags or garden bins. For those, such as ours, which are the same size and same price, the deciding factor should be their transportability. If you want a solution that you can move around your property, then choose a bin over a bag. Garden bags are set up on a frame and are not intended to be transportable.
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Green waste Skips

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Finally, we look at the green waste skips, which are my personal favourite. If you’re facing a major garden cleanup or pulling out an entire garden to make way for a renovation etc., then the council’s green waste recycling service won’t suffice. Nor will a green waste bin or bag. For large-scale green waste removal in Brisbane, you need a green waste skip.

The cost to hire a green waste skip will vary depending on the size of skip and the provider. Still, I have found most to be very competitively priced – at least, I aim to ensure our green waste skips are! Our service costs start at $275 for a 2m3 green waste skip and go up in price to our 12m3 skip, which is $1,100.

If you’re comparing the cost and service of green waste skips in Brisbane, factors to consider include, the hire period, the availability, and the skip design (can you walk into the skip?).

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If you’re looking to remove green waste in Brisbane, then you have a few choices at hand. First, there is the council’s green waste recycling service, which is the cheapest; but it is also the smallest. Then, you have green waste bins and green waste bags, which are more sizable and still very affordable. And lastly, there are green waste skips, which are ideal for large-scale garden cleanups.

Regardless of which green waste removal service you choose, know you are making the right choice. By investing in green waste removal, you are preventing your green waste from ending up in a landfill, which, in turn, reduces landfill and helps the environment.

For reliable and affordable green waste removal in Brisbane, turn to 4 Waste. We have green waste bins, bags and skips from as little as $24 per hire. Call us today on 07 3343 3030 to hire one of our affordable services in Brisbane.

*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, or golden cane trunks. 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.