Spring Cleaning – What You Need to Know About Garden and Green Waste Disposal

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Spring has sprung and it’s time to get into the garden for some much needed maintenance. Whether you are working with a pair of secateurs, a handy shovel, a trusty saw or a reliable hedge trimmer, you’ll want to have somewhere to put your rubbish when the job is done. We have compiled a list of key things to know when it comes to dealing with garden waste disposal to keep you in good shape as you get to work honing your green thumb.   

What green waste can go into a skip bin?

Green waste is a simple enough area when it comes to disposal. A general rule to follow is that if it looks green and comes from the garden, then it can probably be thrown straight in. For a more specific set of guidelines, you’ll be safe to discard of the following:

  • Grass
  • Roots
  • Sticks
  • Twigs
  • Vegetation
  • Bark
  • Trees
  • Leaves

Note: General waste cannot be put into a skip bin that has been hired for green waste disposal. This includes bricks, concrete, tiles (floor, wall and roof), pavers, dirt, soil, sand, liquids, paint, chemicals, toxic waste, asbestos. Tree stumps need to be agreed upon first before they are put into a bin. 

How do fill limits work?

Green waste skip bins can be hired in a variety of different sizes to suit the needs of your particular job. Most local garden rubbish removalists will offer bins ranging from 2 cubic metres to 10 cubic metres in size. It’s also important to keep in mind that weight limits apply and need to be followed. Again, options will vary based on the provider but will usually start at a base level of 400 kgs and extend to 2,000 kgs as a maximum. Overfilling a skip bin will usually attract a penalty fee.

Useful tips

Before hiring any skip bin for green waste, always take the time to estimate the amount of space that you will need so that you can order an appropriately sized container. Doing some preliminary planning can potentially save you a lot of money. Another useful tip is to chop large pieces of green waste up into smaller bits so that you can fit more waste in. Similarly, by pushing down forcefully you can usually squash sticks and leaves down to allow for extra room. We always recommend wearing gloves and eye protection when filling a skip bin to ensure safety.  

Skip bins for your green waste

A quality skip bin will make a world of difference when it comes to meeting your garden and green waste disposal needs. The experienced and reliable team at Fluro Skip Bins are just a phone call away and are more than happy to help with your next job. Reach out to us directly on 0418 318 867 or send an email to flurobins@gmail.com.

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