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Disposing of Artificial Grass/Astro in my Garden

Hello,

Does anyone know whether I can dispose of my old artificial grass/astro patches through regular rubbish/recycle wheelie bins ? Does anyone have any advice?

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,572
    I'd contact your local recycling centre and ask if they'll take it first. If not, I suppose it is technically household waste.
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,996
    I would doubt very much if that could go in a plastics recycling bin. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,572
    our recycling centre has a skip for " mixed plastics " might be able to go in that sort of thing?
    Devon.
  • This may have some helpful ideas … scroll down a bit …
    https://artificialgreens.org/can-artificial-grass-be-recycled/ 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • This may have some helpful ideas … scroll down a bit …
    https://artificialgreens.org/can-artificial-grass-be-recycled/ 
    It appears that I "Should" - but not sure whether I can dump it in my blue (Recyclable) wheelie bin :( ....
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,135
    edited December 2021
    I would email your council recycling officer or whatever he or she is called. 

    Or as the link suggests, dogs homes and similar may have a use for it so it can be ‘re-purposed’. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • RedwingRedwing Posts: 1,439
    This question is a perfect example of why artificial grass should not even be contemplated let alone implemented.........horrible horrible stuff!
    Based in Sussex, I garden to encourage as many birds to my garden as possible.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,668
    edited December 2021
    I would advertise it for free on your local Freegle /Freecycle site as somebody may come and take it away for you.

    I doubt whether it would be classed as home waste and probably should be taken to a Council refuse tip.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,500
    You could give it away as compost bin covers.
    Rutland, England
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,668
    What a brilliant idea @BenCotto. My bins are currently covered with tatty bamboo screening as they can be seen from the bedroom windows (unavoidably) but fake grass might look much better if I can get hold of some. I'd have to be careful though to make sure the pile doesn't run sideways!
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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