What to do with garden waste?
Many home gardeners simply dispose of smaller quantities of green cuttings and leaves in their organic waste bin. However, this is not very ecological, because you could just as well use this waste for the coming garden season or to support the local wildlife.
Under no circumstances should you just burn leaves or branches! Depending on where you live, this may even be illegal. Even if it is permitted by your state's laws, the municipality or the public order office, such fires must always be registered and approved in advance. However, it is not only from a legal point of view that the burning of garden waste is problematic, because the resulting smoke is harmful to the environment, affects wildlife and may disturb your neighbours, as well as posing a considerable fire risk.
Nevertheless, if you regularly maintain your garden, every now and then waste will be generated. We've listed the gardening tools that are most commonly used in private gardens:
Depending on which garden tools you use, different types of garden waste are generated.
To make use of the by-products that arise during gardening, these devices are practical helpers:
- Leaf blowers: Helps you gather the colorful leaves that gather in your garden.
- Leaf vacuums: With a leaf vacuum, you can not only collect the leaves in the collection sack, but also shred them directly through the integrated shredder. The leaf vacuum is not suitable for shredding branches.
- Shredders: Branches, plant remains, shrub and hedge trimmings – in the garden shredder you can shred almost all garden waste. You can then use it for composting or as a mulch. You can find out exactly how to do this below.