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Waste disposal problems

Anyone else having problems finding somewhere to take their waste at the moment? The two council areas I work under have both stopped garden bin collection and closed the tips. Commercial tips are also closed round here. I've got nowhere to store rubbish so I'm pretty much limited to nothing more than cut and drop mowing for the foreseeable future.

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    I'm having the same problem, but I'm lucky as im using my allotment to compost as much as I can, the woody waste im stacking up to either burn or get rid of when they open the tip back up.

    • same here dave am going to be cracking open my heap soon as need to rotavate some of the broken down organic material into the veg growing area, as i noticed some of my crops not doing so well last year. its amazing how much a huge mountain of grass clippings and other stuff subsides as it turns into lovely compost, probably totally against all government regulations to recycle green waste to grow your own, but there you go

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    Same here too...cut drop or mulch

    one old dear I used to work for would never let me put grass cuttings 

    in the bin...she insisted they were put under large shrubs or bushes

    to keep them fed/mulch all over summer tbh it didn't create any 

    problems and was surprised home quick it broke down....

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    Exactly the same here Colin.

    I had hoped to gather a bit up and then get a skip, but that looks like a non starter as well.  Would have been an increased cost but cant be helped.  I have about an acre of scarifying in the next ten days - I dont even want to think about what I will do with that.   I am also struggling with compost, top soil, plants, seeds, and turf.  Progreen however have been absolutely excellent and managed to ship out a mixed pallet of goodies which was here within 48 hours!

    I have started telling customers I cant do anything that generates a lot of waste, cut and collect goes in their bin -end of.  Most accept this.......if I am honest I am slowly but surely dwindling down to big ride on cuts that customers  NEED me for.  I did have a lot of 2nd homes and holiday lets so not surprising and many of my other customers are now home and bored.

  • I have the same problem. I managed to convince quite a few customers to have me start a compost area in their garden, others are ok with cut and drop for now or putting in main waste bin, I also plan some burning of cut shrubs that I have to remove. Biggest issue is what to do with scarify waste. Anybody got any ideas on what to do with moss- can it be burned after drying and if so, is there any risks?

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      Ask on local allotments, moss makes a great mulch for soft fruit such as raspberries and round earthed up potatos as it breaks down quite quickly. 

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      i have the same problem (lawn mowing only) .. My first preference is a compost heap', but some are never going to agree with that ... I tried cut and drop but I can ony get away with that with a handful ... So worse case, is I fill their bin in 2 or 3 visits and I will take their bin away and empty/ compost at bottom of my own garden

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    the local company who does green waste is still going for the moment . to be honest its a sideline for the farmer but its very useful:)

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    Where in the country are you Colin? 

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