Yep, it’s that time of the year again when those of us who are lucky enough to have a garden will be clearing and tidying up to prepare it for the long winter slumber that lies ahead. Aside from the piles of leaves and tree/bush trimmings scattered around the garden, they’ll be the obligatory piles of grass cuttings, depleted compost, and other garden debris. Let’s face it, we all have that little corner of the garden where we dump all that kind of stuff together with the general items that we don’t use anymore such as rusty barbeques, broken garden chairs or damaged sun loungers. Aside from the horticultural aspects of preparing your garden for winter, getting rid of all the unwanted things that have accumulated over the summer may well be at the forefront of your mind so, how are we going to get rid of it all?

How to get rid of garden waste

Of course, you can try and cram all of the garden leftovers into the boot of your car (if you have one) and head on down to your local recycling centre but this can be problematic with the current coronavirus restrictions that are in place at many council-run rubbish dumps. Many of them will require you to book an “appointment” in advance by filling in a lengthy online questionnaire before they’ll let you in – and that’s assuming that they have any free slots available on the day you want to go. Add to this the mess, time and effort it takes to get your garden waste from the garden into the car ( along with a gazillion slugs, worms, spiders and snails), and you’ve got a full day’s work on your hands.

The easy alternative is to use a professional garden waste clearance company like ours instead. The team at Metro Waste can lighten the load by doing all the hard work for you instead; our hard-working crew can get the job done far quicker and efficiently than you’d be able to do it yourself. We’ll take care of loading our large capacity truck with all the unwanted organic waste as well as any other items you want to dispose of. This, of course, has many other benefits as you can tack on all those extra unwanted items indoors that are cluttering up your life as well.

A Metro Waste truck

What do you take?

Aside from hazardous items such as asbestos, we’ll take pretty much everything else. This can include old garden sheds, broken fence panels, broken tools and pretty much anything else you can think of. We’ll also be able to take any other rubbish you may have left over from summer DIY projects or any other building work you’ve had done.

Should I book a skip instead?

This largely depends on how much garden waste you have, how soon you’d like it gone and whether you want to do all the heavy lifting yourself or not. Although we do provide skips, the prices of these are fixed and are dependent on their size. Conversely, our large tipper trucks can hold the equivalent of a 14-yard skip but we’ll only charge you for the amount of waste we take. So, if it’s only one-quarter full, you’ll only pay for a quarter load.

If you want to do it yourself and in your own time then a skip might work out better for you. Bear in mind though that it’ll need to placed on your driveway (if you have one) or in the road outside and if this is the case, you’ll need a skip permit – If it’s on your own property, you won’t. Depending on where you live, we may be able to arrange the permit on your behalf although some councils may require that you apply for it directly yourself. You should also be aware that skip permits aren’t free and a small fee is payable to your local council for this.

Garden waste

If you’re still not sure which option to choose, it may be worth having a quick read of our garden clearance FAQs to help you make up your mind. If you still can’t find the answer you’re looking for, we’re only a quick phone call away or you can drop us a quick email instead. Either way, we’ll be able to help you decide the option that’s right for you.

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