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Are you planning on making some garden improvements? There will be waste to dispose of, whether it is lawn care or a complete garden renovation. So, it’s essential to know the best way to deal with your garden waste before your next project. Because of this, Mr.Rubble have put together some tips you can follow.
Once you’ve cut your grass, you can put the clippings into your green waste container provided by your local collection company; however, this will depend on how much there is. These grass cuttings are not allowed in your standard general waste bins, so ensure you’re filling the correct one to avoid a potential fine.
For those who do not have a green waste bin or want to dispose of the cuttings more naturally, you can always spread them across your lawn once you’ve finished cutting it; this will help to add nutrients and moisture to the soil and grass.
It’s best to aim for around 50% soft green materials; this includes grass clippings, vegetable waste, and manure. The remaining 50% should be brown materials like wood chippings, paper, and dead leaves.
Suppose there is too much to dispose of yourself, research where your local tip is to see if they will accept grass clippings. You will have to follow special requirements, so it’s best to do your research to avoid a wasted journey.
Wood and Timber
You cannot put wood and timber into your household recycling bin; however, there may be a recycling centre nearby where you can take it if you check with your local council.
It is also worth looking up a local waste management company as many will allow you to dispose of your timber to them where they can shred it down and recycle.
Items that can go in your council bins
- Flowers, plants and leaves
- Pruned branches and twigs
- Weeds and grass cuttings
- Grass cuttings
Items that can’t go in your council bins
- Planks of wood/large branches
- Cat litter and pet waste
- Soil or compost
Always use your local council website to double-check what waste they will collect; not every area will offer the same collection services.
We’ve all been there when you’ve got some paint leftover, but it isn’t enough to keep or give away, but it shouldn’t get poured into sinks or drains. Like other liquid wastes, you cannot put paint into landfill as they are banned and hazardous.
Before you can take the paint to a Household Waste Recycling Centre, add a paint hardener or sawdust before leaving the lid off. Please wait for the paint to become solid and pierce the centre to check it has fully hardened all the way through.
Refurbish old tools
Many of us have staple garden items in our sheds, such as wheelbarrows that we never end up using. So, why not get creative and turn it into a wheelbarrow planter, the perfect garden feature to evoke a chic country garden. Add whatever flowers you like to match your taste. Flowers that grow tall and have bright colours look fantastic in these planters; however, the beauty of it is that you can match it to your taste entirely.
To create drainage in your planter, drill holes into the bottom of the wheelbarrow; then, fill it with soil and select your spot. To help minimise the risk of weeds in your planter, add shredded bark and surround your plants with it.