Watch this video to find out what happens to the garden waste you send for recycling:
Garden waste recycling step-by-step
- Firstly, non-garden waste items are removed.
- The garden waste is then shredded and laid out to decompose, usually out in the open air. It’s turned frequently so that oxygen can reach the microorganism that break down the waste.
- The material is turned frequently so that oxygen can reach the microorganisms that break down the waste.
- Finally, the compost is screened to make sure it’s high quality and safe to use. The whole process takes from 8 – 16 weeks.
Most boroughs offer a paid-for garden waste recycling service. Check our service-at-a-glance area to find out more about your local service.