What is green waste? Green waste refers to waste that comes from plants and includes leaves that have been shed by trees, the fallen branches of trees, cut grass from lawns, vegetable and flower stalk uprooted from gardens and can any other such plant matter that is considered to be inconvenient to have around. There are quit large numbers of both established and emerging companies that deal with green waste removal within London and its environs. The manner in which these companies carry out the task is more or less the same. Below is a look at the services these companies offer.
- Handling of green waste
Regardless of the company in question, the staff is always equipped with the appropriate equipment for the handling of the waste. Thick rubber groves and thick soled rubber boots come in handy in the handling of the green matter as it is loaded into open trucks. Considering that some green waste can prick the skin, as is the case with roses, the groves are quite suitable. Rakes are also vital in collecting the waste into heaps for easier handling. When dealing with green waste that has come into contact with other hazardous materials such as pesticides, the green waste removal crew do make use of face masks to prevent the inhalation of harmful fumes.
- Transportation of the waste to processing centers
The transportation of the collected green waste to processing centers is usually carried in closed bed trucks. The tracks are closed in order to contain the spread of foul smelling gases that are emitted as the green matter decomposes.
- Processing of the green waste
The green waste collected within London and its environs, is taken to processing facilities in the outskirts of the city. At the facilities automated sifting is carried out to extract any inorganic material that might have mixed up with the organic plant matter. Once this is done the green waste is ground up and put into large airtight cylinder.
Through various anaerobic mechanisms within the cylinders, the waste is broken down to produce methane gas. The gas is fuel that can then be used to generate electricity at the facility. The solid residue that is obtained after the complete decomposition of the green waste is used an a potent organic fertilizer.
Green waste removal in London has become an industry that is yet another example of the increasing awareness towards the conservation and improvement of the environment.