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Robert Haynes

Garden Waste Removal Guide

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Robert Haynes, (2021, October 7). Garden Waste Removal Guide. Psychreg on Lifestyle. https://www.psychreg.org/garden-waste-removal-guide/
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Garden clearance is a makeover service for your green outdoor spaces. Your clearance could be a modest removal like offcuts from bushes, garden trees, and hedges, or it can be a complete re-landscaping that results in soil, rubble, and turf disposal. 

If you are considering garden waste removal, and figuring out how to clear all that waste can be a little bit stressful. If you are looking for how to remove your garden waste in a low-cost, hassle-free way, we are to help. 

This guide will provide you with all the help you’ll need for proper garden waste removal.

Here are some tips to consider:

Separate green waste materials

Not all garden waste is simply recyclable. Recyclable ‘green waste’ contains grass, weeds, leaves, and very small twigs. Branches, plastic bags, garden furniture, soil, bricks, and plant pots are mixed general waste. ‘Green waste’ normally costs at least half as much per ton to dispose of compared to general mixed waste. That means it is a lot easier if you can separate your waste into two piles.

Reduce bulkiness of garden waste as much as possible

Usually, waste removal companies charge based on the amount of the waste, agreeing to how much space your waste takes up. The greater the capacity, the greater the fee, so our advice is to try to decrease the amount of your waste as much as possible by cutting up huge items like branches and placing heavier items on top to push them down. 

Order the largest skip you can, if you use a skip

If you have quite a lot of garden waste, it is best to order as large a skip as you can because larger skips cost less than smaller ones. Keep in mind, that most councils will not allow a skip larger than 8 cubic yards on a public road. So regardless of the economies of a larger skip, if you have the space off-road, you may well be controlled by the council from ordering anything larger than 8 yards. 

Logs can be sold

Even though smokeless fuel in many parts of the country is needed, a lot of people may have wood-burning fires or stoves. So if you have had a tree cropped or cut down, it’s worth asking the tree surgeons to cut it into logs and place it at the front of your property. So the best way is to sell them. A lot of people might need them, so this normally results in the logs disappearing within days.

Incinerators and bonfires

Incinerators burn garden waste such as weeds, lawn cuttings, leaves, twigs, and hedge trimmings. They’re a much better option than bonfires as they burn the waste at a much higher temperature and produce less smoke.

But plenty of people burn their garden waste in bonfires. It is legal to have a bonfire in your garden provided they don’t cause any trouble. It’s better to check if your local authority has any time restrictions on when you can light a bonfire. To reduce bonfire smoke, make sure the garden waste is as dry.


Robert Haynes did his degree in psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He is interested in mental health and well-being.


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