Garden Waste Disposal Made Easy

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Garden Waste Disposal Made Easy

8 April 2016
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Spring is the time of year that people start getting back out into their gardens - and all that pruning and tidying can create a lot of rubbish that needs to be dealt with. It can be difficult to properly dispose of all your garden waste, but if that's something you're trying to figure out at the moment then you've got three main options. These options aren't mutually exclusive; most gardeners find that they need to employ a combination of all three.

  1. Compost: The vast majority of garden waste is best disposed of by putting it on a compost heap, Grass cuttings, weeds, plant trimmings, raked leaves and unwanted or rotten fruit are all ideal candidates for the compost heap - and over time you'll develop excellent soil to help you give all that goodness right back to your garden again. You can also compost the majority of your household food waste, which is much greener than throwing away old teabags or uneaten vegetables - not to mention massively beneficial for your garden soil.  
  2. Bonfire: It doesn't quite work with everything, though. If you're doing a lot of clearing that produces a great deal of wood - even just huge piles of leafy twigs - they'll smother your compost heap and quickly cause it to overflow with things that won't start to break down properly for many years. To avoid this problem, you'll find that most things in that category can simply be burned - but check your local legislation first, as domestic bonfires are banned in some places! If you can do it, though, it's a lovely festive way to get rid of stuff like that cleanly, greenly and efficiently.  
  3. Bin Hire: Bonfires and compost heaps are great, but they won't cover all the waste that a busy garden is likely to produce. There are some plants that aren't safe to burn, for example, and some kinds of organic matter that aren't good for your compost heap. To deal with that stuff, you can hire a skip or a garden waste bin - and it's a lot easier to do than you might imagine! All you'll need is a reputable hire company who can help you with the process, either space outside your home for it to park in the street or good access for it to be taken right into your garden, and a few days to concentrate on sorting all that remaining waste out. For more information, contact firms like C. Fulton Pty Ltd.