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When you love spending time in the garden, it’s likely that you will end up with a lot of green waste. Especially when starting a new garden project or replanting an area, this waste can end up being almost overwhelming. But rather than just throwing it away with your normal waste, there are some great options for eco-friendly disposal – like these ideas.

1. Make compost

Making compost is always a great idea. If you don’t know about how to make compost, it’s worth reading up a bit more. Many people assume that you can just put anything into a compost heap and leave it to work, but if you want it to be successful, it actually takes a lot more than that. You need to be selective with which green waste goes in, and you need to be attentive rather than leaving it alone. There’s a huge advantage from making compost, however: you can reuse it as fertiliser which will keep your garden green and thriving.

2. Hire someone else

If you don’t want to deal with your green waste, you can hire someone who will take it away for you. Choosing a company like 1300 Rubbish ensures that it will be dealt with in a responsible and eco-friendly way, rather than being taken to the tip along with everything else. It’s very easy to choose this option, and probably won’t cost as much as you expect, so it’s a win-win situation. Whether you’re a lazy gardener or just don’t have the time, this could really help when you don’t know what to do with your green waste.

3. Create an animal home

There are a lot of ways in which your green waste can be used to home animals in your area. Insects are not exempt, and one type in particular might be a good option. Worms of particular species can be purchased in worm homes which you then fill with your green waste. They eat the waste, and then turn it into castings which you can use as a fertiliser. It’s a great way to give back to your garden! You can also set aside twigs for bird nests, certain plants and flowers as food for local fauna, and so on.

4. Recycle

Before you throw out or compost your green waste, take a quick look at what you have and see whether you can reuse it. Grass clippings from the lawnmower are great as extra insulation and bedding for small animals like rabbits in hutches. Twigs and branches can be dried out and used as firewood. If you are getting rid of a whole plant or tree, you can even advertise in your local area on free sites to see if anyone wants it.

5. Get a green bin

In some areas, you may be able to order a green bin from your local authorities. This is used for garden waste which is delivered to farmers for use as compost. Not every area has them, so you may be out of luck on this one. They are usually also restricted on what kind of green waste you can put in, so they may not always be the best option.


There are lots of ways to dispose of your green waste, and they don’t have to involve a lot of work unless you’re happy to spend the time. Make sure that you choose one of these five options to keep your waste eco-friendly, rather than putting it with your normal household rubbish. This keeps your green footprint a lot healthier!

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