A Guide to Garden Waste Removal in Chorley

If you’re thinking of clearing and renovating your garden in the near future, you’ll need to decide what you’re going to do with the waste produced.

Outdoor projects can create a surprising amount of rubbish – certainly more than the typical green bin can take. So, what do you do to get rid of it all?

In this article, the team at Lostock Skip Hire – specialist providers of skip hire in Chorley and further afield – provide a few tips for garden waste removal.

Get the Right Equipment

You’ll need to protect yourself and your clothing when removing waste from your garden. We recommend getting hold of some sturdy gardening gloves, a couple of rubble buckets and a wheelbarrow, as well as donning an old coat and clothes you don’t mind getting damaged.

Regular trips to and from the tip can get frustrating – and could end up costing you a lot in fuel, particularly if you keep getting stuck in queues. This, of course, is also very bad for the environment.

Steel-capped boots are great, particularly if you’re planning to move rocks and rubble. Otherwise, sturdy wellies will do the job.

It’s also a very good idea to get hold of some heard defenders and eye protection, such as goggles, if you’re going to be using any power tools such as hedge trimmers, or if you’re going to be demolishing anything.

Keep Kids and Pets Safe

You should keep little ones and animals away from the garden if you’re doing some serious work – and make sure you sweep up thoroughly afterwards. Thorns, shards of glass and sharp rubble can injure feet and paws, while some plants can be poisonous.

Look Up Anything You Don’t Understand

If you’re demolishing an old outbuilding, check the roof and any damp-proofing it may have to make sure it isn’t asbestos.

It’s also a good idea to look up any plants you don’t recognise in case they contain a poison or irritant.

Hire a Skip

The best way to get rid of large amounts of garden waste in one go is to hire a waste container from a specialist skip hire company.

Lostock Skip Hire regularly provides Chorley skip hire to clients who are giving their garden a significant makeover, and this means you don’t have to wait to refill your green bin over and over again or hire costly council waste removal.

It’s important to check whether certain items of waste can be placed in a skip. For example, you should avoid “skipping” broken glass from old shed windows.

This article contains a great deal of handy information about what can and can’t go in.

In order to make the most of your skip, you should make sure that everything you place inside is well-organised and compacted. For example, you can cut large branches down to smaller sizes and carefully stack old bricks to make more room for other items.

Once you’re done, you just need to contact the skip hire Chorley team to come and pick up your container – and the job’s done!

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