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How to get rid of Garden Waste in Birmingham


7 July 2021

It’s the time of year when people are deciding to get their gardens in shape. And why not? It’s shaping up to be a beautiful summer, which means there’ll be plenty of opportunities to enjoy long days in the yard with loved ones. But of course, before you get to bask in all the glory of the summer season, you’ll need to clear out the old garden debris that will have been accumulating in your yard over the autumn and winter seasons (and possibly longer, if it’s been some time since you worked on your garden).

So how should you get rid of all the green waste that’ll pile up? In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the most effective methods.

Do It Yourself

One option is to pile up all your green waste in your vehicle and then take it to your local skip. This puts the entire process in your hands. However, there are a couple of issues that you’ll need to be aware of. One is that it’ll be extra important to ensure that all the waste has been properly packaged; if not, then you might find that you end up with leaves, twigs, and more all over your vehicle. Also, depending on the size of your vehicle, then the DIY approach might involve several trips to the skip, which will take time and, of course, cost petrol money.

Collection by the Council

Another option is to have your waste collected by the council. You will have a bin, after all, that is designed for garden waste! The problem is that you can only fit small amounts of waste into these bins. So if you’re planning a major project and thus have a lot of waste, then it’ll be several weeks or more before you’ll have gotten rid of everything. This is fine if time is on your side, but since summer is well on its way, time is unlikely to be on your side. But if you’re not currently living in the property and there’s no rush, then this approach could work.


Did you know that your garden waste might be a perfect addition for your future gardening projects? Creating compost is good for the environment and can be a lot of fun to get started. However, it’s not the easiest task in the world. For one, you’ll need to have a space large enough to fit a composting bin. Second, you’ll need to invest in the infrastructure, which can be a little expensive. Composting is a long term project, one that you’ll need to invest plenty of time and money towards it if it’s going to work properly. There’s no shortage of garden waste items that are perfect for composting. For example, leaves, grass cuttings, and tree bark will all work well.

Have a Bonfire

If you’re trying to get rid of your garden waste in the most dramatic way possible, then why not consider having a bonfire? This can be a highly effective way of getting rid of all your old trimmings. Bonfires are legal, though you’ll want to check with your local council to ensure that you’re doing everything by the book. And, of course, though bonfires might be legal, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re safe. Nothing is ever truly safe when a fire is involved. If you are to take this approach, then make sure you’re as careful as possible.

Another way to burn your garden waste is to use an incinerator. They’re highly effective at getting rid of garden waste (among other things) and don’t produce much smoke, making them a better option than bonfires.

Hire a Professional Waste Collection Company

The easiest, most straightforward way to get rid of your garden waste in Birmingham is to hire a professional company to do the job for you. Companies like ours, Junk Hunters, offer a green waste collection Birmingham, so you can just simply back and relax, safe in the knowledge that your waste has been taken care of. Our professional team can handle all kinds of items that you might have in your garden, including soil and grass cuttings, BBQs and old lawnmowers. This ensures that you don’t have to do any of the heavy lifting or hard work yourself. It’ll all be in our hands!

Ready to get started with your garden waste removal job? Then be sure to get in touch with us here at Junk Hunters. You can call us at 0800 233 5865 or click the ‘Book Online Now’ button at the top of this page.