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What Is Green Waste And Can You Put It In A Skip Bin?

What Is Green Waste And Can You Put It In A Skip Bin?

It can be difficult to understand what green waste is and how to dispose of it correctly. Knowing what you can throw away and what you can’t, and whether there could be consequences that could have been easily avoided if you throw away something you shouldn’t have are legitimate concerns. That’s why knowing what is defined as green waste and what can be put into our skips is so important. So, let’s make it easy for you.

what is green waste


What is green waste

Can you put green waste in a skip bin?

What can’t you put in a skip bin?

Rules of green waste in skip bins


What is green waste?

In a nutshell, green waste is biodegradable waste such as grass and flower clippings, hedge trimmings, weeds and other garden plant waste, or domestic and commercial waste such as food scraps and kitchen waste.

The most common types of green waste found in households and gardens include:

  • Grass clippings
  • Tree branches
  • Weeds
  • Garden vegetation
  • Shrubs
  • Leaves

Can you put green waste in a skip bin?

Yes, a Just Skips we can dispose of the majority of green waste for you due to our disposal methods and the quality of our green waste skip bins. This means you can get rid of any unwanted biodegradable matter that is making your home messy.


Learn more: What can go in the green bin in Adelaide


What can’t you put in a skip bin?

Although green waste can generally be put in a skip bin, we cannot dispose of any materials that are unsafe. This includes liquids, tyres and LPG cylinders, food waste, batteries or asbestos. Because these are unsafe materials, they cannot be recycled or sorted in a processing facility.


You can use our skip bins for soil disposal as well as brick and concrete waste, as long as they are cleaned and sorted separately from your other green waste. All green waste materials are disposed of in a safe and reliable manner, and properly disposing of your green waste will also help to reduce your carbon footprint. This helps make your impact on the environment smaller which contributes to a healthier world.


If you have copious amounts of green waste that you urgently need to get rid of, whether it be leaves, branches or tree stumps, wood chips and bark, grass and other clippings you can hire one of our green waste removal skips and dispose of it.


Rules of green waste in skip bins

There are a number of rules and regulations regarding what you can and cannot throw away as green waste. It can be a little confusing and not all the information can always be found in one place, so here is a simple and handy guide that we have compiled for you to help you remember what you can and cannot do.

  • If it does not grow, you cannot throw: no dirt, rocks or bricks. Small quantities can go in your personal waste bin but larger amounts must be taken to your local waste transfer plant.
  • Do not waste what you can taste: any food organics can be thrown into your personal green waste bins or garbage bin. There’s no need to put it in a skip.
  • No bags! Place your green waste directly into the skip, do not bag it up. This way waste can be separated and processed without contributing to landfill unnecessarily. This way the items can go straight into green waste recycling.If you overfill, you will be billed: if any branches are protruding from the skip bin then we cannot place a lid on the bin. This may result in the driver removing the items or us calling you to organise a second skip bin hire for the protruding materials.

Dispose of your green waste with Just Skips

We hope this helped with answering what is green waste and how you can dispose of it correctly. For more information about what you can and cannot dispose of in our skips and our recycling services, check out our information on waste types and rubbish removal or contact us today.



How do I get rid of green waste in Adelaide?

The best way to dispose of your green waste and garden organics  is to hire a skip bin. Green waste skip bins can hold copious amounts of organic waste and the easiest way to tackle your waste management.

Can you put cardboard in the green bin Adelaide?

Cardboard items such as pizza boxes and egg cartons can be placed in the green wheelie bin in Adelaide. However, larger packing boxes should be folded and placed into the recycling bin.

How do I dispose of soil in Adelaide?

To correctly dispose of soil in Adelaide, you need to hire a specialised soil removal skip bin.

Can you put dog poo in the green bin in South Australia?

Dog poo can be placed in the green bin if it’s disposed of loose or if it’s wrapped in newspaper. Dog poo can also be disposed of in the green bin if you have it in a compostable bag.


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