Ultimate Garden Waste Clearance Guide

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Garden waste management is an essential aspect of maintaining your outdoor space, ensuring it remains both beautiful and healthy. However, the process of clearing out garden waste can seem daunting without the right information and tools. Lunnon Waste is here to provide you with a comprehensive guide to garden waste clearance, offering professional advice to make the task as straightforward and effective as possible.

What materials are considered garden waste?

Garden waste encompasses a wide range of organic materials found in your outdoor space. This includes grass clippings, leaves, branches, twigs, and even the remains of garden plants. At Lunnon Waste, we specialise in separating all types of green garden waste for re-processing, ensuring that your garden waste is handled responsibly and sustainably.

Can you put garden waste in a skip?

Yes, you can put garden waste in a skip. Skips are an excellent solution for handling large volumes of garden waste, especially for extensive garden clear-outs or landscaping projects. This versatility makes them an excellent option for disposing of not only organic garden waste but also old or unwanted garden furniture that you might be looking to replace or remove.

It’s important to note that garden waste is priced on application at Lunnon Waste and may incur additional costs that need to be assessed. There is also a restriction on the diameter of tree trunks we can accept, but we can accommodate some. For further details, please contact our team.

What garden waste can’t go in a skip?

When considering what garden waste cannot be placed in a skip, it’s important to understand the specific restrictions to ensure safe and environmentally responsible disposal. Items that are prohibited from being put in a skip include:

  • Hazardous waste: This category includes any chemicals, pesticides, and any other substances that can be harmful to the environment or human health. These items require special handling and disposal methods to mitigate their risks.
  • Liquid waste: Any form of liquid waste, including oils and other fluids, cannot be placed in a skip due to the risk of spillage and contamination.
  • Animal products: Waste related to animal products should not be disposed of in a garden waste skip, as they can attract pests and produce unpleasant odours as they decompose.
  • Food waste: Similar to animal products, food waste is not suitable for a garden waste skip due to the potential for odour and pest attraction.
  • Large tree trunks: Tree trunks exceeding a certain diameter are not allowed in skips due to space and weight considerations. However, Lunnon Waste can accommodate some tree trunks within specific size limits. For guidance on disposing of larger tree trunks, it’s best to contact our team directly.

It’s essential to adhere to these guidelines when using a skip for garden rubbish to ensure that your waste is disposed of safely and responsibly. Lunnon Waste is committed to providing expert advice and services to manage your garden waste effectively while complying with environmental regulations. For any questions or further assistance on what can and cannot go in a garden waste skip, our team is ready to help.

How do you load a skip with garden waste?

Loading a skip with garden waste requires a methodical approach to maximise space and ensure safe disposal:

  1. Start with flat items or heavy branches at the bottom.
  2. Layer smaller branches, twigs, and then lighter materials like leaves and grass cuttings.
  3. Break down larger branches where possible to optimise space.
  4. Ensure the skip is not overloaded; waste should not exceed the height of the skip’s sides.

Do I need to separate my waste types?

Separating waste types is not necessary when using a skip for garden waste, as Lunnon Waste handles the separation. We export green garden waste to specialist composting facilities, where it undergoes treatment, including shredding, sanitisation, stabilisation, and screening, to be repurposed as compost for various sectors.

Do you need a permit for a garden skip?

A permit may be required if the skip needs to be placed on public land, such as a road or pavement outside your property. Lunnon Waste can assist in acquiring the necessary permit and provide advice on the best placement for your skip to ensure compliance with local regulations.

Why choose skip hire for garden waste?

Skip hire offers a convenient, efficient solution for garden waste clearance, accommodating large amounts of waste in one go. It eliminates the need for multiple trips to a recycling centre, saving time and effort. With Lunnon Waste, you can be assured that your garden waste is processed in an environmentally friendly manner, contributing to the creation of compost that benefits agricultural land and green spaces across the private and commercial sectors.

At Lunnon Waste, we are committed to offering professional, reliable garden waste clearance services. Our expertise in managing green waste ensures that your outdoor space remains pristine while contributing to a sustainable future. For any inquiries or further information about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact our team.

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Unit 5 & 6 Hallsford Bridge Industrial Estate
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