Wikipedia states that green waste is biodegradable garden waste or park waste. Green waste includes grass clippings, flower cuttings, dead leaves, small branches, twigs and vegetable and fruit scraps. While all this is well and good, it does not really tell you much about what makes green waste different from other types of waste.
As the owner of 4 Waste Removals, one of the leading authorities of green waste disposal services in Brisbane, today I will share some interesting facts about green waste with you. You won’t find any of these facts on Wikipedia, so make sure to read through till the end!
Green waste shouldn’t be dumped in landfills
While most people understand that green waste is biodegradable, they don’t know that green waste is completely recyclable as well. Green waste can be recycled to create compost, which can then be used as a fertiliser by the agriculture industry.
Also, you should always make sure that your green waste never reaches landfills. While green waste will decompose in landfills, it will do so very slowly and in the absence of any oxygen. The decomposition process also produces a range of damaging greenhouse gases, so it should be avoided at all costs.
What items don’t constitute green waste
While we’ve already covered that green waste includes most garden waste and park waste, certain types of waste are not considered to be green waste. This includes large tree stumps or logs, treated timber, soil, manure, animal waste, plant pots.
Make sure not to include these items with the green waste from your garden. Most green waste disposal companies, including us at 4 Waste Removals won’t collect your waste if you include these items.
How to remove green waste in an environmentally-friendly manner
To remove green waste in an environmentally-friendly manner, you can consider composting it. 23% of all Australian households engage in composting their food waste and you can do it too. However, do understand that composting is tiresome and messy and it’s certainly not for everyone.
4 Waste offer competitively priced skip bins in Brisbane
As an alternative to composting, you can consider using green waste disposal services such as those we offer at 4 Waste Removals. We offer garden skip bins on hire and garden bags and bins on hire to meet all your green waste removal needs. Hire one of our garden skip bins to remove large amounts of garden waste. And, if you’re looking to remove smaller amounts of green waste on a regular basis, hire one of our garden bags. Our skip bin and garden bag services are incredibly affordable and we’ll ensure that your green waste is properly disposed of.
4 Waste Removals offer garden bags, bins and skip bins for green waste removal
What happens to collected green waste
When we collect your green waste, we send it to a composting facility. In this facility, your green waste decomposes in the presence of oxygen and does not produce any harmful gases.
When composting is done, your green waste has converted in top quality fertilizers and conditioners for the soil. Your green waste will finally end up helping grow gardens and food for the Brisbane community.
Green waste is the biodegradable waste collected from gardens and parks. It includes grass clippings, flower cuttings, dead leaves, small branches, twigs and vegetable and fruit scraps. However, large tree logs, stumps, soil and treated timber are not considered as green waste. Green waste should never be dumped in landfills as the process causes production of damaging greenhouse gases. Rather, green waste should be sent to a composting facility.
To ensure that your green waste is properly disposed of, count on us at 4 Waste Removals.
Get in touch with us to hire one of our garden skip bins or garden bags today!