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Whether you carry out your own gardening, or employ a gardener or have a contract with a garden maintenance business, ALL gardens create waste - this is an undeniable FACT.

So what can you do with this waste?

Larger gardens may find it easy to deal with woody waste such as hedge trimmings by having a designated bonfire area and an area set aside for composting green waste such as leaves, grass cuttings and light prunings.

However not every garden has this luxury, which brings us back to the question of how DO you get rid of garden waste?

For many in our local area of Spalding, Lincolnshire, the answer is often to put the often wet, often smelly waste into bags, lift these heavy bags into the car, drive some considerable distance, queue for the Waste Recycling Centre at West March Road, have to lift these heavy bags out, empty them, put the smelly bags back into the car, then drive home.

What an inconvenient, time consuming and fuel inefficent way to get rid of garden waste!

ANP Services Spalding have always offered garden waste disposal if we maintain your garden or grounds, as we believe that it should be part of having a stress free garden.

From 2013, we also offer a garden waste collection service - by the bag, bin or loose load, all at competitive prices - we load it so you don't have to struggle - we can even provide you with bags or bins too!

So, what happens to the waste that you have collected?

All green waste is taken to Organic recycling at Crowland to be composted. The composting process carried out here makes compost FAR faster than having a small compost bin in your garden and due to the vast mix of materials that are incorporated and the way the compost is regularly turned and graded, can often make a much better end product than you may be able to make at home.

Much more information can be found on their website at http://www.organicrecycling.co.uk

Basically, all waste is shredded shortly after arriving on site in this machine:

This shredded material is then piled in heaps called 'windrows', where it very quickly heats up and starts to rot. The maturing compost is regularly turned using excavators, until it is ready for grading in 10mm, 20mm and other grades.

The resulting 'soil improver' has proved excellent at improving vegetable patches, garden borders, certain local farmers even buy thousands of tons a year and spread it on their fields instead of using artificial fertilisers!

We can supply you with this product by the bag, ton or bulk load - ideal if you are carrying out landscaping works or your garden soil is tired or heavy clay.

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