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Garden Clearance Guide For Glasgow

1. Separate your green waste.

In addition to garden waste that is not easily recyclable, there are some things that are much less expensive to dispose of. Grass, weeds, leaves, and small twigs are examples of recyclable “green waste“. It is generally cheaper to dispose of green waste than general mixed waste per tonne. However, branches, plastic bags, garden furniture, soil, bricks, and plant pots are mixed with general waste. It makes sense to separate your waste into two piles if you can.

It’s important to specify what type of waste you have when calling a skip company or a man and a van to remove it, since they may offer you a reduced fee if you can separate it.

2. Reduce the bulkiness of garden waste as much as possible.

In other words, waste removal companies charge based on the amount of space your waste occupies. The greater the volume, the greater the fee, so our advice is to reduce the space your waste takes up as much as possible by reducing bulky items such as branches and putting heavier items on top to push them down. Also, leaves and grass clippings should always be put in bags, as this reduces the amount and makes it easier to load.

3. Reduce the labour costs of a man and van removal service.

You can reduce the loading time of man and van clearance companies by placing your garden waste as close as possible to the place where their van will be parked. As well, you will get a quicker loading job if you store green waste in garden bags or bin liners, even though plastic cannot be included in green waste. Bags will be emptied into the truck, and then returned to you for reuse by the crew.

4. If you’re going to use a skip, get the biggest one you can find.

When you have a lot of garden waste, it makes sense to order a skip as large as you can, because larger skips have a lower cost per cubic metre or cubic yard of waste. Most councils will, however, not allow skips larger than 8 cubic yards on public roads. In spite of the economies that larger skips offer, you may be restricted from ordering anything larger than 8 yards by the council unless you have the space off-road. We have a skip size guide that provides more information.

5. Logs can be sold.

Many people in many parts of the country have wood-burning stoves or fires despite the need for smokeless fuel. It is worthwhile to ask your tree surgeon if you have chopped or cut down a tree to cut it into logs and place them at your property’s front door. The logs disappear within days if you place a small sign saying ‘Logs for sale’ or ‘Please help yourself’.

6. Don’t forget to compost

Even though it requires a bit of effort and you may need to invest a few pounds in an enclosed compost area, creating your own compost heap is definitely the most eco-friendly and cost-effective method of removing garden waste.

Compost can be made for free from garden waste such as leaves, grass trimmings, and bark. When decomposing, grass trimmings can provide nutrients to the soil.

7.Bonfires and incinerators

Garden waste such as weeds, lawn cuttings, leaves, twigs, and hedge trimmings can be burned in incinerators. They produce less smoke than bonfires and burn at a much higher temperature.

In spite of the fact that bonfires aren’t our first choice, plenty of people burn their garden waste in bonfires. Bonfires can be lit in your garden as long as they don’t cause any nuisance. Check your local authority’s restrictions on lighting a bonfire for the best results. Make sure your garden waste is as dry as possible to reduce bonfire smoke.

Get in touch with us if you are looking for a reliable Glasgow garden clearance company.

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