If you live in Putney, you will have a council-supplied green-lidded bin for green waste. This bin is supplied by council for the disposal of garden organic waste material only. There are much better options for green rubbish removal in Putney than putting green waste in the bin.
Garden organics that are suitable for disposal in green-lidded council bins include grass clippings, flowers, leaves, plants, weed material, and small branches and twigs with a diameter of less than ten centimetres.
Items including food scraps, feminine hygiene products, bandages and bandaids, tissues, compostable nappies, tree stumps or larger branches, biodegradable containers or packaging, paper goods, soil or rocks, and plant pots of any kind must never be included in green bin waste disposal.
Green waste as collected by council trucks is recycled to become mulch and compost for future reuse in gardens.
Up to forty percent of overall residential household waste is actually green waste, including food scraps. Composting is a much better alternative to throwing out your organic waste. Making your own compost to use on your garden beds is simple and easy, and great for the planet. Composting will improve your soil quality, reduce the need for artificial fertilisers, save you money, and prevent greenhouse gas emissions.
Anything that has been alive can be composted (except for animal products of any kind, including bones and meat.) Never compost meats, dairy products, or foods that have been cooked, as these can attract rodents and cockroaches to your garden.
The most successful composting will include:
- Green ingredients. These include the following, and are rich in nitrogen: raw fruit and vegetable peelings, young seedless weeds, grass clippings, coffee grounds, tea leaves, tea bags, herbivore manure (rabbit, horse, sheep, and cow), soft green prunings, egg shells, poultry manure and bedding.
- Brown ingredients. These are rich in useful carbon: herbivore pet bedding, sawdust, wood shavings, egg boxes and other raw cardboard, shredded junk mail and wastepaper, woody prunings
- Other compostable items include wood ash, 100% cotton or wool, and hair and nail clippings.
Try to keep an even balance of green garden waste with brown compostable materials
Never add the following to your compost bin: meat, cooked foods, pet litter or dog faeces, coal, fish, sanitary products, used tissues, or disposable nappies.
To keep your compost organic, avoid using pesticides or herbicides in your garden.
Call AA Adonis Rubbish Removals in Putney to come and take away large and bulky green waste items like tree trunks and large branches. We come to you and conveniently remove all of your rubbish (with the exception of hazardous chemicals), promptly and at a very affordable price.