Green Waste Management Tips
Have you ever wondered what happens with your yard waste? Do you know what you should do with it? Yard waste, also known as the green waste, is biodegradable waste which we get from leaves, weeds, branches, vegetables, plants, grass clippings, etc. Green waste has been getting popular in the last couple of years, and you can leave it in the municipal curbside collection or even do it yourself in the garden.
Do it yourself
If you are into gardening, green waste is a great help for you. You can collect some old newspapers, vegetable peelings and even egg shells, mix it up, spray a little water on it and put in the compost pile to decompose. You should make a pile of green and brown material, green because it is high in nitrogen and brown because it is carbon-rich.
If it rains a lot, you should cover the pile so it doesn’t get very wet. It is important to turn the pile from time to time with a pitchfork or a shovel so it would become a very rich one. You can even make your own waste bag or bin which is made from a natural material like wood. It is great in reducing greenhouse gases and odours as well as gardening. Temperature is also important – the best would be 20 – 25 C, because if it is hotter the material would get extremely dry and the process would stop.
On the other hand, you can consider making a fire pit and having a bonfire with your friends, using raked leaves, branches and paper material. Making something crafty can also be interesting – you can make picture frames or even necklaces from cutting vine branches and decorative rocks.
Nowadays communities offer yard waste recycling services. Aerobic bacteria (which needs oxygen) with other microorganisms create a product that can help us in many ways. On the other hand if the yard waste resolves into an anaerobic organism (the one without oxygen) it can produce methane which is 20 times more powerful greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. You can also get bio gas from green and brown waste, and it can be used as biofuel, while green waste can also be used in the production of cellulosic ethanol.
Methane is second present to carbon dioxide in the greenhouse gas production. So, if you have a local recycling center somewhere near your house, you can drop your waste there, but make sure that there are no additional materials like dirt and rocks because they will not compost. It would be great if you had paper yard waste bags where you would store weeds and other green waste.
In 2016 many cities and households are doing everything for organic gardening, and for example in Sydney people were keen on improving the green waste removal. Rubbish removal businesses from Sydney took the suggestions seriously and they are doing everything to help the people in need. You can get the information you need and even contact the service if you have any questions.
It’s important that the people are getting environmentally friendly and they want to go green. Everything that you need you have in your own garden, and you can make the waste all by yourself – without any chemicals and pesticides. Your garden, and consequently you, will be healthier.
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