Recycling green waste - 4 clever recycling tips

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When spring is here, it starts again with the pruning. But where with the clippings? Our tips show how you can use green waste sensibly.

Composting green waste

In order for trees, shrubs and flowers to grow better and stay healthy, they sometimes need a pruning. Some in the spring, the others in the fall and some in the spring and autumn. So it's clear that a lot of green waste comes together. Anyone who owns a bio bin, which can be lucky, because here is the whole clippings just put in, put the bin on the street and wait until it is picked up.

However, if you do not own a bio bin or just have too much clippings, so this does not fit in the bin, which must come up with something else. Our 4 clever tips will show you how to use the green section sensibly and effectively at the same time.

4 clever tips for green waste utilization

➤ Tip 1 - Composting green waste:

Green waste, together with other organic waste, is a prime structural material for composting. However, you should only put the green waste on the compost, which is not infected by pests or plant diseases.

If it is "soft" plant parts, you should simply chop them up with a pruner and put on the compost. Clippings of woody plants is already doing a little more work. This should be shredded and then put on the compost. However, a shredder is necessary for shredding.

If you have no or no shredder, a look at is recommended. Here you will find the best shredders in the test and also tips to consider when buying a shredder.

➤ Tip 2 - Use green waste for the raised bed:

Use green waste for the raised bed

If you play with the idea to create a raised bed, then the clippings are ideal for this, because a raised bed consists in principle of green waste, shredded material, compost, leaves and soil together.

If the scaffold of your raised bed is standing, then enter the following "ingredients" in succession:

  1. Layer of 20 centimeters foliage
  2. Layer of 20 centimeters branches and branches
  3. Layer of shredded material
  4. Layer of grass clippings
  5. Layer of 5 inches of foliage
  6. Layer of 15 centimeters of compost
  7. Layer of 10 centimeters of garden soil

➤ Tip 3 - Use green waste as a mulch:

Make mulch out of green cuttings

If you have the opportunity to chop the clippings, then you can also use this as a mulch. This has several advantages, as a mulch layer keeps moisture on the ground, gives it new nutrients and keeps weeds in check.

Especially with forest plants, it quickly becomes apparent that they do not feel well in our garden beds. Especially for them a mulched soil is therefore very important, because he feels the forest floor well.

To make mulch yourself, simply chop the green waste and then spread it generously on the beds (here important information on mulching). You will see that your plants are getting better soon and you need to pluck much less weeds.

➤ Tip 4 - Use green trimming as decoration:

Use green waste as decoration

Of course you can also use the clippings for decoration. Often plants are only cut back so they grow better and bushier. The clippings therefore usually look good, which is why you can use them as decoration. You could e.g.

  • Place branches in a floor vase and place on the terrace
  • Branch with hanging tealight holders / fairy lights
  • Decorate picture frame with green cut
  • Tinker door wreath
  • Tinker arrangement
  • etc.

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