Beginner’s guide to managing household garden waste

Garden Waste

Beginner’s guide to managing household garden waste

Waste mismanagement is a major issue that affects every member of society. For one, improperly discarded waste has a negative impact on the environment. Even more, it’s a huge source of land, air, and water pollution.

Although there are different types of waste, one in particular that requires special attention is garden waste. Garden waste is simply organic waste resulting from gardening or landscaping activities in a residential, commercial, or industrial location.

Due to a lack of land for tree planting in urban areas, many people who are interested in planting resort to home gardening. Garden waste has the advantage of being easily recyclable; examples of such wastes include:

  • Grass clippings
  • Cuttings and leaves
  • Weeds and (deadheaded) plant material
  • Compost, mulch, and loam that are no longer needed
  • Prunings and cuttings are two types of pruning
  • Pots, seed trays, and ceramics have been discarded
  • Seeds that aren’t wanted
  • Fruit and vegetables that fall from the sky

These wastes are organic materials that have been leftover from gardening. Garden waste as well as any biodegradable material can be compost except animal waste.

Ways to manage your garden waste

Some portions of this garden waste can still be beneficial, despite the fact that they are wastes. There are a few basic strategies to manage garden waste and repurpose it. Recycling is one of them.

Garden waste can be recycled by composting it and using it as organic manure to help other plants flourish. How do you do this? It is quite easy.

Gather your garden waste and shred it; twigs and leaves can be readily shredded, and then combine it with the rest of your compost heap.

Make sure to separate the waste before choosing a method of garden waste disposal. Always keep in mind that not all waste is decomposable or recyclable.

Make sure your garden waste consists of small branches like plant cuttings, weeds, cut flowers, leaves, grass clippings, wood chips, and hedge trimmings. Note that animal dung should not be composted or disposed of with your garden waste for any purpose.

Having followed these steps, you now have rich organic garden compost that you can use to prepare the soil before planting new plants or preparing new beds.

There’s no better moment to start home composting than now when most people are wondering how they can help battle climate change as individuals. Keep in mind that accumulating garden waste prevents you from working in your garden.

Composting garden waste is the most cost-effective and environmentally responsible way to dispose of garden waste, lowering the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.

What are your options if you are unable to compost your garden waste? Well, you may choose to dispose of it. However, you need to be sure you know what you can toss in the bin.

For non-decomposable garden waste that cannot be composted, simply gather it, place it in disposable bags, and drop the bags off at a legal landfill for local waste management to pick.


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