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Many types of garden projects result in one thing – a whole bunch of green waste that you need to find a way to dispose of. While the task may seem pretty self-explanatory – you just gather all of those leaves and branches and hire someone to remove them for you, there is actually a lot more that goes into the process, and there are many details that you have to take into consideration.

With that being said, in this article, we are going to discuss everything that you need to know about professional green waste removal.

So, if you are someone who:

  • Wants to know how much does green waste removal cost on average in Australia;
  • Is wondering what is green waste and what is not;
  • Is interested in learning more about how green waste is disposed of.

Fantastic Services is here to give you all of the answers.

Table of Contents:

What is and isn’t considered green waste

Many people think that everything that they end up with after their garden clearance work is considered green waste when in reality, it’s not. Surprisingly enough, there are certain types of garden scraps that are not considered green waste. To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled two lists of what is considered green waste and what isn’t below:

Green waste

  • Leaves
  • Fallen fruit
  • Lawn trimmings
  • Hedge and shrub trimmings
  • Both green and dead plants
  • Any organic rubbish (ex. vegetable leftovers or other plant-based waste)
  • Compost matter
  • Tree parts (ex. branches) Wood chips

Non-green waste

  • Plastic plant pots
  • Treated wood
  • Painted wood
  • Rocks and bricks
  • Construction rubble
  • Stones and gravel
  • Animal waste
  • Soil
  • Liquids
  • Chemicals
  • Glass
  • Metal

If you aren’t sure that what you have in your garden falls into the category of “green waste”, we recommend asking your chosen disposal company if they can take it prior to booking the green waste removal service.

Read also: Clearing an Overgrown Garden in Australia Made Easy

What happens to green waste after it has been collected

Have you ever thought about what happens to green waste after it has been collected? Where does it go? Is it just dumped somewhere? Does someone recycle it? Does it magically disappear into thin air?

Well, the process of green waste disposal is actually pretty interesting and it goes as follows:

  1. After the green waste has been collected from your property, it is relocated to an Organic Resource Recovery Facility (ORRF) or an Advanced Resource Recovery Facility (ARRT), where it will be processed.
  2. All of those twigs, leaves, and grass clippings will be checked for contamination from non-organic materials, such as metals, glass, plastic, etc. If such materials are found, they will be manually removed from the green waste.
  3. The now “clean” green waste will be then shredded into smaller pieces and stacked in rows. In the following weeks (16-20 to be exact), these rows will be kept moist and manually turned.
  4. During these 16-20 weeks, a bunch of microorganisms will start breaking up the organic waste and generating heat. This process, more popularly known as composting, will take care of any existing weeds and nasty pathogens.
  5. The generated compost will be graded and “portioned” into the required sizes.
  6. The final product is finished compost that can be used in your garden.

As you can see for yourself, it’s a natural cycle, if you will – the green waste is processed through means that help it find its way back to Mother Nature – back into the soil, helping new green life grow and thrive.

Learn more: How to Get Rid of the Weeds in the Lawn Without Killing the Grass

Green waste removal cost

Now that you know what exactly is green waste and how it is processed, it’s time to talk about the cost of professional green waste removal. As with all types of garden-related services, there are certain things that can fatten up your end quote. However, there is always the average estimate. In Australia, professional green waste removal prices start at around $30 per hour and can go up to $80 per hour. That being said, here are the factors that come into play when a green waste removal service price is being calculated:

  • The amount of green waste that needs to be collected
    This one is pretty self-explanatory – the more green waste you want to dispose of, the higher the price of the service.
  • The location of the green waste
    Some waste disposal companies take into account the location of your property, comparing it to the location of the recycling facility. If the service provider decides to, they can add extra costs for the travel distance.
  • The labour that is going to be involved
    If more people are involved in the green waste removal service, the end price estimate will be different. Of course, the number of disposal professionals highly depends on the volume of green waste and its type.
  • The appointment details
    Sometimes certain appointment details can also affect the price. There are companies that will charge you more, whether you want to book the green waste removals service for the same day or if you want to schedule it for a later hour.

While picking up the phone and hiring a waste removal company may sound as easy as 1,2,3, there is a lot more that goes into it. Before you set your mind on a service provider, we highly suggest taking the time to go through your options, check reviews, compare prices, etc. A well-informed choice is the best choice.

Book a professional green waste removal service

Now that you know everything that there is to know about green waste removal costs, you are probably thinking “Who should I hire to take care of that pile of leaves and twigs in my backyard?”. This is also a question that we’ll be more than happy to answer – just book Fantastic Services’ professional green waste disposal services! The solution is really easy to book, budget-friendly, performed by trained and fully equipped professionals, and suitable for practically any type of green waste, including:

  • Grass clippings, small twigs and branches;
  • Dead and dry plants;
  • Hedge and shrub trimmings;
  • Organic waste;
  • Fallen leaves and twigs;
  • Vegetation and overgrowth, weeds, etc.

Save time from the labours task of gathering the leftovers of your garden work, and hire the professionals to do the job for you!

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Takeaways

  • When picking a disposal removal company, make sure that the service is suitable for the type of green waste that you have;
  • It’s always best to check out a few service provider options, before you make a final decision – you will be surprised how a service as simple as green waste removal can differ from one company to another.
  • Hiring a green waste removal company is always better than dealing with the chore yourself – you save yourself grass stains, time, and energy.

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  • Last update: May 21, 2022

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