What is Garden Waste?
Garden waste, also known as “green/biological waste,” is organic waste that can be composted. Most commonly, this waste is comprised of garden refuse such as grass trimmings, leaves, flowers, weeds and twigs.
Garden waste, if correctly dealt with can be used as a fertiliser. This occurs when garden waste schemes are put in place, ensuring correct disposal and use of this waste.
How Garden Waste breaks down in landfills.
In landfills, Garden Waste is generally compacted down and covered. This means the waste breaks down without the presence of oxygen, which in turn produces methane gas. Methane is is a much more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, with a global warming potential 25 times that of CO2 (over a 100 year period). It is also a flammable gas that can become dangerous if allowed to build up in concentration. That’s why it’s so important to encourage correct disposal of garden waste.
We’re Generating More Garden Waste Than Ever!
Throughout the UK in 2020 we have seen more people signing up to council garden waste collection schemes and as such an increased interest in our garden waste bins. As the better weather approaches and the pandemic regulations look set to hold their ground, we expect to see a continued surge in garden waste
Our customers are responding to this too, and as such we’ve already seen a big increase in orders for our garden waste bin ahead of the collection season starting back up again in March.
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Why should UK Council’s support garden waste?
• Reduced pressure on local tips/recycling sites.
• Minimised physical contact with people during the pandemic.
• No travel required (reduced emissions). • Less green waste to landfill.
We spend time researching our products- improving durability, quality, and developing features, which in turn increase the life of our bins.
Our newly designed bins ensure easier disposal of garden waste with a reworked shape, and built in vents.
We’ve been working in conjunction with UK councils
to understand whether the nature and composition of garden waste could have any influence over the structure and longevity of a wheeled bin. Through specialist in house testing and analysis we’ve seen that venting can greatly reduce the amount of moisture trapped in the bin. Through the increased airflow that venting creates, this helps to prevent the decomposing elements of garden waste from becoming too moist and compacting in the base of the bin. That in turn reduces the need to exert added force which can cause damage to the bin when removing the contents.
Bettering ourselves, for everyone’s benefit.
We are always learning, researching and looking to create environmentally friendly solutions. We now offer free of charge adaptations of our garden waste bin lids- coming vented as standard.
Our Lid Features
Both future and current customers are welcomed and urged to use our new vented lid, which has been specially developed to reduce methane build up.