Green waste – we call it the brighter side of the green. Green waste is biodegradable waste composed of garden or park waste, such as grass or flower cuttings and hedge trimmings, from residential and commercial sources. Green waste can be decomposed and recycled into organic matter that can be used for various applications.
We at The Skip Bins provide efficient and effective durable skip bins of all sizes to separate green waste from the material stream. In the cases where the green waste is source-separated, we provide the bulk material handling equipment and shredders while removing metals in the stream. See our trommels and other green waste recycling equipment.
Here’s what you need to know.
Some means of processing green waste are by composting, anaerobic digestion, or gasification. Sometimes, green waste is mixed with other municipal solid waste and needs to be separated from the waste stream to be processed. So, let there be no confusion.
Green waste is broken down through natural processes with the help of bacteria. Bacteria feed on the materials and eventually compost the biological product. Most of the time, biodegradation turns green waste into useful fertilizers. It is essentially the reason why green waste disposal should be handled with priority and care.
Grass and flower cuttings, shrub and yard clipping, woodchips, bark, hedge trimmings, weeds, fallen leaves or branches, domestic or commercial food waste, and other forms of organic waste all fall under the category of green waste.
Small Is Beautiful
Grasp a few facts:
- Research shows that each Australian household throws over 2.6 million tons of food waste every year.
- Combining that with garden waste, about 50% of the total garbage found in a household contains organic waste.
- 47% of that waste winds up in landfills, unrecycled.
Unrecycled green waste is responsible for releasing methane gas, and at this rate, 15.3kg methane gas is emitted and released to the atmosphere from each of the houses every year. Methane is a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming, making it harmful for both the environment and human being alike.
Therefore, when you decide to avail of our services, it’s not only cleaning your commercial or domestic premises but also about contributing a lot to the betterment of the environment. Every single Australian contributes an average of 400 kilograms of rubbish a year – that’s a lot. In fact, we Australians are one of the highest waste producers in the world.
Recycling garden waste can significantly reduce carbon emissions because now your waste will not end up in the same methane-producing way in landfills as normal waste.
Moreover, the green waste you collect can go to a processing facility, where it is recycled to compost. This compost can then provide many benefits to landscapers, gardeners, and community members as a soil enricher or soil blend.
We at The Skip Bins are eager to help you with the disposal of your general waste. Contact us and make a wiser choice.