What Happens to Your Garden Waste Once Sydney City Rubbish Remove It?

Each person in Australia produces about 180kg of garden waste and green waste annually. That’s a lot of waste!

The majority of this waste is made up of tree clippings, glass clippings, weeds, leaves, flowers, prunings and other material.

Every business or large residence will produce plenty of garden waste and it’s essential you hire a professional rubbish removal company to handle this for you.

But once Sydney City Rubbish take your green waste, what happens to it?


The first stage of the green waste recycling process is decontamination.

This involves any plastic, metal or other undesirable elements being removed from the green waste.

Unfortunately, plastic, metal and other waste elements can find their way into garden waste, no matter how hard you try.

Therefore, this decontamination processes absolutely essential to ensure the end product is purely green waste.

Shredding and Mulching

Once the green waste has been decontaminated, it will then go into a shredding or composting process, depending on its composition.

This mulch is then forwarded on to landscape and garden supply companies, where it’s used in the gardening and building industry.

Mulch is a very sustainable material because it will integrate itself into an existing garden and simply degrade over time.

This means the waste elements of your garden is being efficiently recycled!


Much of this green waste will inevitably become compost.

Therefore, the next step in the recycling process is to create compost with the existing materials and distribute it to various garden supply companies.

This process involves another sorting process, to ensure that no harmful or inorganic elements are missed from the first stage.

Then, the waste is heated at temperatures of up to 60 degrees, which kills any bacteria or other undesirable elements.

After the heating stage the compost is aerated in enormous sheds for 42 days, in a warm and humid atmosphere.

Subsequently, additional nutrients and vitamins may be added to this compost mix, making it even more effective when used.

Finally, after one last filtering process, the compost is distributed to landscape and garden supply companies.

Alternatively, it may be donated to public gardens and farms.

To discuss removing the garden waste from your business or strata complex, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish here.

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