We live in a green country – lots of grass to be cut and shrubs to be pruned. Even if you live in a small urban space you could have garden waste – stuff like potted plants, flowers, clippings from potted plants. In fact, in Ireland we throw out nearly 40,000 tonnes of garden waste each year, though much of this is grass clippings.
While much of this is now recovered through brown bins and civic amenity sites, plenty of it still ends up in the landfill where it rots creating foul smells and greenhouse gases. It also costs you – time to do all this gardening and money when you have to pay to get rid of it.
So, when it comes to gardening, remember that there are a number of great ways to cut down on the amount of garden waste you generate in the first place.