How to Get the Most Out of Your Garden Recycling Bins

Recycling is no longer a new phrase for the majority of people. It is a trend that is here to stay. We are used to recycling metals and plastics but what about garden recycling bins? What role do those play and do they make life easier or more complicated?

Most places either have recycling rules or even in some cases recycling requirements. You may be fined if you don’t recycle all the proper plastics and metals you are supposed to. While this may be annoying for quite a few people, it is typically a minor adjustment to work recycling into an everyday habit. Recycling helps you out in a few ways. First it helps the environment which means that it reduces the amount of waste going into landfills. That means there’s more land available for living and recreational activities. The environment is also quite a bit cleaner that way. Secondly, recycling allows the plastics and metals to be reused or integrated into other products which means the cost to package new products is also reduced. This is a great way to directly effect pricing for products. The more people who recycle, the less expensive it is to package new products.

For garden recycling bins, things work a little bit differently. You may live in an area which forbids you from actually throwing organic garden waste in the trash. Have you ever wondered why that is the case? Throwing your natural gardening waste into the trash rather than a garden recycling bin means that all those nutrient-rich natural plants and twigs get mixed with garbage that does not decompose, or does so very slowly. Not only that, but the plant refuse also won’t decompose properly because it won’t get the light and oxygen it should have to break down. Essentially, putting all that garden waste into your trash bin instead of the garden recycling bin means you are contributing to filling up the landfills and preventing natural ingredients from being helpful to your own garden by composting, or going to a special location which will allow the natural organic garden waste to properly decompose.

You’ll want to check with your city guidelines to make sure that you are using your garden recycling bin properly. Typically, here are things you can put in the bins:

  • Grass clippings
  • Flowers
  • Small twigs
  • Small branches
  • Non-noxious weeds

Get a little greener, check out Garden Bags Brisbane for information or to place an order for your garden recycling bins