Sustainable ways to remove your garden waste!

Sustainable ways to remove your garden waste!

If you’ve had a clear out in the garden, you’re likely to have a fair bit of waste to get rid of. But what do you do with the mounds of grass clippings, heaps of soil and bags of branches now? In this blog post, we give you some options on what to do with your garden waste in a sustainable way!

garden waste

Use your local garden waste bin service

Most local councils provide “green bin” garden waste collection for residents. These services work much like your regular bin collections, but are purely for garden waste.

A garden waste bin provided by your local council allows you to dispose of the following:

• Grass cuttings
• Leaves
• Hedge and plant trimmings

However, things like soil, compost, large trunks and turf can not always be disposed of in this way.

Shred it!

Lots of wood or branches to get rid of? Why not invest in a garden shredder

These handy tools allow you to break down and shred bigger wooden objects, like trunks and hedge clippers, making them a more manageable size suitable for garden waste bins and easier to transport.

Add it to your compost bin

If you own a compost bin or heap, it’s possible that you could dispose of some garden waste here. Things like grass clippings and plant cuttings are a great source of nitrogen and moisture that can help break things down in your composter.

This is a great way to reuse the products in your garden  garden beds as a great nutritional feed for lawns and plant beds.

Take it to the local recycling centre

Another option is taking waste to your local recycling centre. Here, you can dispose of materials such as soil, large branches and turf which you cannot put into your garden waste bin- in order to do so easily why not invest in these easy to use leaf grabbers and handy leaf collectors  which make collecting and bagging up simple!

leaf grabbers


Depending on the regulations at your recycling centre, there may be a small fee for disposal of some items- you can find your closest recycling centre here.


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