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  • KT53KT53 Posts: 7,765
    Phillipa2, they have no facilities for it. I can bring it as many times as I want in a car but not in a van. 

    At our recycling centre you have to make special arrangements for a van or trailer but can still take items that way.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,322
    Ours is the same @KT53, but I don't know how it operates. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,779
    Are there any Bio-mass digesters in your area that take green waste?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Dovefromabove, hadn't thought of that either, will look into it, thank you. 
  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 2,656
    We have  one  of the digesters somewhere up towards Bristol where they take the food waste - not sure if they take garden waste as such but never needed to enquire.
    Phillipa2, they have no facilities for it. I can bring it as many times as I want in a car but not in a van. 

    That suggests that they only accept domestic rather than business.  If they will accept "business" but charge for it, your only other option would be to charge your clients more to cover  the fee.
    As said above, local facilities don't go out of their way to help people like you.  Hope you manage to find a resolution somehow.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,537
    If you could buy a big shredder, The resultant stuff would go in compost heaps. Maybe get in touch with a local allotment. Some have equipment to share.
  • PlantmindedPlantminded Posts: 1,976
    The gardeners who work for some of my neighbours either use their recycling bins or leave the waste for my neighbours to take to the recycling centre.  You may not have the option to do this but it’s worth asking.
    Wirral. Sandy, free draining soil.
  • Plantminded, thank you for your reply, I tend to do this as much as possible, but sometimes they prefer me to remove the waste. 
  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,330
    I put it in my own green waste bin I have a 3 bins in total 2 for this year . I am quite insistent clients have they own Green waste bin and it they want it taking away its costs money , more than what a Green waste bin costs over the year mainly so they get a bin. Woody material shredded and reused and I compost some green waste myself. Ideally you don't want to be taking away rubbish especially recyclable waste . I wonder if I could sell it when peat gets banned . 
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,204
    If you have enough space you could shred and compost it, then sell it back to the customers for soil improver to cover the cost of your time.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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