For our crew at Speedy Bins, one of the most challenging types of waste to get rid of is green waste. But that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. If your property has this kind of waste and you want to get rid of it the easy way, then check out our blog below.
What is Green Waste
What exactly is green waste? Any type of waste that is biodegradable is considered green waste. This includes weeds, leaves, tree branches, small stumps, grass clippings, and flower cuttings. Wood chips from workshops, construction sites, and timber yards are also considered green waste. Our Sunshine Coast skip bin crew also accepts and disposes of pieces of timber.
Some Misconceptions About Green Waste Disposal
Green waste is difficult to get rid of
Some people believe that green waste is hard to get rid of, but that’s not true at all for most homeowners and business owners on the Sunshine Coast. Skip bin hires are available all year round to transport no matter what type of green waste you have. Grass clippings, turf, tree branches, and shrubs will be transported to an approved facility before they are broken down into pieces and composted. Easy, isn’t it?
Getting rid of green waste properly is quite pricey
Not at all. Speedy Bins offers a wide selection of skip bins for our customers all over the Sunshine Coast. They are available in different sizes and prices that match your needs and budget. If you only have a few tree branches or a few sacks of grass clippings or wood chips to dispose of, then check out our affordable 3 and 6 cubic metre skip bins. We also have larger skip bins that are available for an affordable price.
There’s no point in disposing of green waste properly
You might be thinking that getting rid of green waste properly is useless because they are deposited right into the same landfill as general waste anyway. But the opposite is true. Organic waste processing facilities are now available all over the country to turn your trash into compost and even renewable energy.
Why You Should Dispose of Green Waste Properly
Proper disposal of green waste is good for the environment
Plastics, scrap metal parts, and other non-biodegradable wastes are not the only ones that pollute the environment. Green waste, when dumped just about anywhere, can damage the environment. Tree branches, dried leaves, weeds, and sawdust disposed of in vacant lots or just about anywhere not only look unsightly but also increase the risk of an uncontrolled bushfire.
Green waste that is not disposed of properly can block drainage systems and may cause or exacerbate floods. And if they’re dumped in landfills along with general waste, then you can be sure that it will rot and eventually release gas that may further damage the atmosphere.
Your green waste is recycled
When you dispose of green waste properly, then you can be sure that every little bit is composted and recycled. Once those biodegradable wastes are shredded, they are then processed and later used as fertilisers, potting mixes, and mulch. Some are even converted to biogas that generates electricity.
If you want to know more about green waste skip bin hires on the Sunshine Coast, then contact Speedy Bins and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.