Garden Recycling for a Healthier Garden and Earth

If you have a garden at home, you know just how much excess material you have when it comes to garden waste each year. The larger the garden the more garden waste you will have. Thus, it’s important to implement a garden recycling program as soon as you think about planting those first seeds.

Types of Garden Waste

While most of the garden waste will consist of clippings, weeds, dead flowers and leaves, and rotted fruits, you should also think about other types of waste that might crop up in the garden. Old garden tool and gloves are just one example.

Why is Proper Garden Recycling Important?

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Many times, when people recycle their green waste, they place the clippings into plastic bags. As the waste starts to decompose, it releases gases into the bag, such as methane, since they aren’t able to decompose naturally. If everyone were to simply place all of their garden waste into the regular trash, it would needlessly start to fill up the landfills.

Options with Garden Recycling

When it comes to the green garden waste such as clippings, fruits, and the like, you will likely want to start a compost pile. You can use the compost for your future gardening efforts, and it can help to enrich the soil. This option is one that most gardeners should use.

However, many gardeners find that they have far too much to compost on their own. In this case, it’s possible to use yard and garden waste recycling bins, which are often available through the city in which you live. If you don’t have this option in your area, you will be able to find garden waste collection companies that will bring the green waste to a commercial composting site, or other gardeners who may need to have material to compost.

Alphabetical List of Garden Recycling Items: