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Removing yard waste

We have moved into a house with a yard that has not been well maintained. There are all sorts of things stored in the garden, from old car bodies and parts through to bits of an old shed or garden bed that is still sitting in the middle of the yard. I am getting all of this rubbish removed because I want to plant a new beautiful garden and have a nice area for the kids to play in. This blog has some tips on how to make rubbish removal from an old yard as easy and stress free as possible.



Removing yard waste

Waste Not Want Not Together

by Bill Clark

When it comes to recycling and communal waste removal, it's important that everyone is willing to take part. Recycling waste, either by sorting it for the council, putting it into the compost or taking it to the tip are great ways to help the Australian Government's Department for the Environment and Energy to push forward with their Green Land Plan. Whilst not everyone can dedicate themselves to recycling, this guide will offer some practical tips to get you involved with minimal fuss and effort as part of an environmentally conscious community.

Sort It

Sorting your waste doesn't have to be a difficult process. In fact, all you need is a small selection of plastic waste bins, each labelled with the waste they are meant to be holding. These can be stored in the kitchen if you have room or in the garage. Either way, they should have lids to minimise the risk of pests and odours. All you need to do is sort your waste as you go, then leave it for the council to collect. Try getting the kids involved, too, and get them to draw pictures on the bins of the things that should go inside, such as tins or paper, etc.

Compost It

Recycling tins and card is easy; however, often people throw away good plant matter which could be used to fertilise their gardens and those of their neighbours. Any plant or organic waste you have such as egg shells, leaves from the garden and wasted salad can go into the compost bin. You can buy these from all good garden stores, and they should even have instructions on how to set it up and maintain the right conditions to turn the waste into food for the garden. It all lies in regular turning of the compost to let air circulate and encourage worms to break down the waste. Using animal meat and processed foods in compost is a big no, as this will encourage flies and larvae.

Make It A Community

If you live in a residential area and you have old neighbours, why not offer to take their rubbish to the recycling plant too? It's a great way to save fuel, emissions, form a sense of community and help to keep your own residential area clean. You could also all contribute towards a skip hire once a year to reduce costs and allow everyone the chance to dispose of build waste or things that can't be recycled.

For more information in residential waste removal, contact a local resource.