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Your guide to recycling green waste

Green waste takes up a considerable percentage of the total waste stream, so it’s important we know what we can recycle, what we can’t and how to recycle our green waste.

What is green waste?

Green waste constitutes as biodegradable waste that is composed of park waste or garden waste, such as hedge trimmings, garden cuttings, and flower cuttings, from commercial and residential sources. Green waste can be recycled and decomposed into organic matter that can be used for a variety of applications. You can process green waste by a variety of means, including composting.

Tips for preparing your green waste for recycling

• Put any loose grass clippings, weeds, leaves and branches up to 2 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length together
• Try to cut up any long branches into a length of approximately 4 feet or less

What not to do

• Don’t mix any regular waste or recyclables with your green waste
• Don’t overflow green waste in bags or bins
• Don’t include tree stumps, rocks or dirt in with your green waste
• Don’t put any packing materials, foam cups, plastics, metal, paper or glass in with your green waste cart
• Don’t include plants such as the yucca plant, palm leaves or trees or any bamboo with your green waste
• Don’t include animal or food waste.

If you are interested in green waste disposal, we offer services for authorities, businesses and the general public. Get in contact with us today to find out how we can help dispose of your green waste carefully.