From Greenery to Cleanery: Garden Waste Disposal FAQS

Spring is in the air and this means many of us will be taking the opportunity to tidy up and clear out of our gardens. Everyone’s outdoor space varies but even trimming up a tree or shrub produces quite a bit of garden waste. So what do you do with it?

While you might assume you can take all of your garden waste to your local recycling centre, this isn’t always the case.

That’s why we’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions about garden waste disposal, read on below to find out more.

Can I put garden waste in my regular bin?

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Technically no.

Garden waste is classified as organic material and should not be placed into your regular bin, as it can contaminate other materials such as glass and plastic.

If your local council doesn’t offer a green waste collection service you will need to make other arrangements to dispose of it, such as calling in a professional garden waste company or taking it to a recycling centre.

What Garden waste can I take to a recycling centre?


Before you lug your sack of garden waste to the local recycling centre, it pays to check what they accept. Every recycling centre will have different rules and regulations in place when it comes to accepting garden waste.

Generally speaking, most centres will accept small tree branches, shrubs, grass and cuttings from annuals and perennials. However, some centres may not take large branches or unwanted soil.

It’s important to check the rules of your recycling centre before you go. You can usually find this information on their website or by giving them a call.

Can I recycle any of my garden waste at home?

If your local recycling centre isn’t able to take your garden waste, why not turn it into compost or mulch? Composting is a great way to give back to nature and you can use the resulting soil in your own garden.

You can create a simple compost bin with soil, decomposable materials such as grass clippings and kitchen scraps, and a few worms. It’s important to keep your compost bin in a shaded area and turn it regularly to help the process along.

You can also chipper large branches and use them as mulch around your garden beds or landscaping areas. This will help keep weeds away while providing the soil with nutrients.

What about the garden waste I can’t take to the recycling centre or home recycle?


This is where companies like us come in. We can provide you with a convenient and eco-friendly solution to your garden waste disposal needs. We will collect, process and recycle your garden waste so you don’t have to worry about it.

As a licensed waste carrier, we are able to remove large quantities of things like garden waste, hardcore, and building materials such as wood and brick from your premises. We do this in an environmentally safe and responsible manner, ensuring that your garden waste is disposed of properly and not just dumped somewhere.

What are the benefits of CDDL collecting my garden waste?

There are many reasons why you might use a professional waste clearance company, here are just a few…

No Messing up your vehicle with lots of garden debris

No need to worry about heavy lifting or driving to the nearest recycling centre, as we do all the hard work for you.

No sorting for you, we will come and collect everything without you having to organise materials into different groups.

And most of all, you know your waste is disposed of correctly and won’t end up in a landfill.

Want to know more?

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We hope we have answered some of your garden waste questions, but if you have any more check out our garden waste service or get in touch, we’d love to talk to you.

Don’t forget CDDL are here to help you with all of your waste removal needs. So if you are thinking about sorting your garden soon, get in touch!

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