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Green Waste Recycling

Green Waste Recycling

Green Waste Recycling

HGS Southern provides a professional green waste removal serviceAs part of our green waste disposal service we also take care of the recycling of the material collected. This is the ideal was to remove garden wastecuttings, wet leaves and other organic waste from both commercial and domestic construction and landscaping projects.

Using a commercial green waste recycling service is the safest and most efficient way of clearing garden waste from your premises. 

Every one of our waste recycling lorries is staffed by a trained operator who is familiar with the removal of green waste from a variety of different sites and our recycling prices are some of the most competitive in the local area. 

If you are currently in the process of disposing of garden waste and would like the job done quickly, safely and in an environmentally friendly way, feel free to call us and we will be happy to give you a no-obligation quote. 

Green Waste Recycling

Removal of Garden Waste

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Recently, the UK government has been encouraging us all to reduce the amount of waste we accumulate and send to local landfill sites. Many of us have taken this to heart and most households now regularly recycle glass, plastic, paper and metal.  

However, we have seen that despite this willingness to recycle, garden waste is often overlooked and put out together with other household waste. Some local councils provide special bins for eco-waste or ask for garden debris to be put out in green recycling bags; however, many councils do not do this and require you to take green waste to a local household waste recycling centre.  

Many people do not even realise that it can be recycled if it is not collected along with paper, glass and plastic recycling. 

Garden waste is often very rich in nutrients that make for excellent soil compost and should always be composted if possible. If you have a large amount of law mowings, hedge clippings, weeds or other green waste, don’t put it out with the rest of the rubbish! Get in touch with HGS Southern.

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The Process of Recycling Green Waste

Over 80% of local councils operate a green waste recycling plan, providing homeowners recycling bins specifically for green waste. However, these recycling bins are rarely large enough to hold more than one or two bags of green waste. HGS Southern can collect up to 17 tonnes of green waste in a single collection which is more than enough for the majority of domestic and industrial green waste removals.

As part of our muck away services, our grab lorry operatives collect compostable recycling and deliver the waste materials to the nearest green waste recycling centre. Once delivered, recycling experts remove any non-compostable waste before shredding the remaining matter and leaving it to decompose into compost.

The temperature is increased to 60˚C. This kills off harmful microbes and causes the bacteria and enzymes present in the waste to speed up the composting process. The process of turning green waste to compost takes between two and four months.

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Areas We Cover

We operate our green waste collection and recycling services from our head office in Shoreham, West Sussex but provide waste collection and recycling services to the entire Sussex area including Brighton, Worthing, Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath.

Over the past decade, we have built an excellent reputation as conscientious professionals in the local waste collection and recycling industry. We have built this reputation from word-of-mouth recommendations from satisfied customers across the Sussex area.

We can work around our clients' schedules and can arrange early morning or late evening collections and we can also offer an emergency collection service if required.

If you’re looking for a waste disposal company which cares as much about the local environment as you do, look no more. Call HGS Southern today for the best green waste removal contractors in the Sussex area.

How Does Recycling Green Waste Benefit The Environment?

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Recycling green waste from site clearances help the environment. Not just by creating new products but by freeing up limited space at local landfills. Green waste being left in traditional rubbish disposal sites leads to higher amounts of methane (a harmful greenhouse gas) being released into the atmosphere.  


Our Clients

Been using HGS Southern for a while now, can't recommend them enough, always punctual and leave the site very tidy.
Ian Harris


Top team, excellent service - would highly recommend.
Olly Wheatley


We have experienced a great service over the last couple of weeks, HGS Southern provided such a quick service to ensure they could meet our needs, we are very grateful. Highly recommended!
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Dean Haysom


Fantastic service. Always quick to respond and deliver the best service in town!
Abbie Burden


Lovely team of guys, always helpful and friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
Stuart Gadsdon


I text HGS Southern on the Sunday evening to see if I could get a load of muck away. They were there 9 o'clock the next morning! Would highly recommend HGS Southern.
Adam Folan


HGS Southern were very helpful and friendly, provided reliable service. They always get the job done - can bring in Aggregates and take muck away in one go, which I find very useful.
Vincent Camilleri


frequently asked questions


The term Green Waste refers to biodegradable, organic waste which is suitable for immediate composting. While it usually refers to the normal garden waste materials like leaves, plants and grass cuttings, it can also refer to compostable food items, such as discarded fruit and veg. 

Green Waste does not, however, include large branches, straw, hay or dry leaves. These would fall under the category of ‘brown waste’ due to their significantly higher carbon content.

Small amounts of green waste can be placed in local green recycling bins. These are sometimes assigned per household and are sometimes communal bins shared by a street or a block of flats. You should always check with your local area’s recycling policy to ensure that they recycle green waste.

The clue is in the name. Almost any garden waste which is “green” and can fit into a single recycling bin can be placed in one. This includes grass, wet leaves and hedge trimmings but not “brown waste” such as dry leaves or soil. 

If you have larger items like felled trees and long branches or a large enough amount of green waste that it will not fit in a standard recycling bin you should contact a dedicated green waste removal provider such as Harris Grab Services.

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