For our domestic customers, in the first instance we will dispose of your garden waste via your council-provided green waste bin. Excess waste will be bagged for disposing at your convenience. Optionally, we can remove this excess waste for a fee - we will take away the first couple of bags free of charge. Should there be more waste, we typically charge an additional fee per bag (~70 litres). As a business, we cannot simply take green waste to a council recycling centre - in South Lanarkshire, for example, we get charged per van load, at a rate of £79. This cost is NOT INCLUDED within the price of a standard quote, unless you ask for it to be included.
The waste produced from a gardening job varies wildly - from a small amount of grass cuttings trimming an already maintained lawn, to 1-3,000 litres (15-40 bags!) of green waste strimming 100m² of jungle. Ever wondered why one gardener charges a mere £150 to strim a grossly overgrown garden, whilst another charges £400? The latter has factored in the cost of disposing of that green waste, whilst the former expects you to do it (or worse, fly tips).
To keep costs down, we typically do not add waste disposal to our domestic quotations. We feel that this gives you the most cost-effective service, giving you the option of finding a cheaper alternative to dispose of your green waste - many of our domestic clients prefer to take the green waste to the council recycling centre free of charge. Optionally, we can take away your excess green waste at the stated rate per bag.
Instead of itemising waste disposal costs on your quote, these costs are clearly defined in the terms & conditions agreed when you accept your quote. When we commence work on your garden or property in your presence, it is understood that you agree to be bound by these terms & conditions. At any point up to commencement of work, subject to a termination fee to cover our costs to date, or loss of deposit, you are free to terminate the contract and not be bound by these T&Cs.
For our business customers, who typically do not have a council-provided green waste bin, we will always factor in waste disposal when giving you a quote. You can be rest assured that the price stated will be the price invoiced. There will be no nasty surprises when you receive an invoice from us because you failed to read the small-print or T&Cs on your earlier quotation.
Where possible, we will put waste management/disposal as a separate line on your quotation, so that our costs are transparent and easily verified. We do not artificially inflate the cost of waste disposal and then bury it in amongst the other costs where you subsequently cannot check it using google.
Mulching & Composting
Instead of disposing of your green waste, why not build a compost heap, or feed your existing plants & shrubs with fresh mulch? We have dedicated chipping, shredding and mulching machines that can do just that. Within minutes, those branches and leaves can be turned into a fine mulch, ready to put around your newly-planted shrubs & flowers, or onto your compost heap.