Autumn has been and gone and we are now in the full swing of Winter weather. For our garden, that might mean that it see’s less of us and more of cold frost bites and the occasional flurry of snow. However, there are some last things you can do to tidy up your garden before the Winter period really sets in. With Autumn coming along and causing leaves to fall off our trees, it can make our gardens look unsightly, and cause other problems such as blocking drains, pumps and turning ponds boggy. If this sounds like your garden, our Jumbo Bag Away service might just be what you need.
What is a Jumbo Bag?
Our jumbo bags are strong and durable bags that can hold up to 1 tonne of debris. They are £7.99 (inc. VAT) each, and can be purchased online here or at our Bournemouth, Ferndown or Dorchester stores.
How does our Jumbo Bag Away work?
Once you’ve worked out how much waste you’ve got that you’d like to dispose of, use this to work out how many bags you need. For green waste such as grass clippings or leaves, people usually only need 1 jumbo bag for a domestic area such as their garden. If you have a lot of waste, however, or a variety of different materials that need disposing of, it’s wise to get 2 jumbo bags.
Fill your jumbo bag up with your garden waste, to use this, simply fold down the four corners of the Jumbo Bag (this will give it a more sturdy structure). You can then start to fill the bag. It is strongly advised that you do not attempt to move the bag once you have begun filling it as you risk damaging the bag or injuring yourself. It’s a good idea to start filling the bag up in an area that is easily accessible for our lorries, like a front garden or drive way.
Go online and select which waste you need disposing of. There is a list below of the materials we can and can’t dispose of. Say you’re wanting to remove grass clippings and leaves, this would come under the category ‘Green Waste’ and is £49.99 (exc. VAT) per tonne collected. Once you’ve done this, you will receive an email to let you know which date your waste will be collected, which should be within 5 working days.
OR if you’re not too sure which category your waste comes under, call us on 01202 874207 where one of our friendly customer advisors can talk it through with you and take payment over the phone, advising a collection date.
The bag will need to be ready and at a collection point where our drivers will be guaranteed easy access. It must be situated within four metres (13 feet) of a public road. Ensure that there are no potential obstructions nearby, such as overhead wires, parked vehicles, trees etc. The roadway must be a minimum of 3 metres (10 feet) wide to enable the collection lorry to gain access to the bag.
And then you sit back, relax, and let us collect the filled bag for you. We have 5 different size lorries which are easily manouverable to pick these bags up and load them onto the back of our lorries.
Depending on the waste we’ve taken away, this will be responsibly disposed of. Any green waste is taken to Eco Sustainable Solutions to be recycled, composted and then screened to create fresh compost or soil.
NOTE: This is available for all BH postcodes, for any other postcode, an extra haulage charge will apply)
What we can take:
Green Waste (grass or leaves)
Inert/ hardcore waste (soil, chalk, clay, sand, tarmac and concrete)
Other waste: wood, metal, plastic and general waste
What we can’t take:
Sharp, hazardous materials
Under environmental laws these include fridges, freezers, tyres, car batteries, pesticides, asbestos, paint tins and gas bottles. If you are unsure about the legality of any of your waste material please phone us for advice.
Added option: wear a Christmas outfit and use the jumbo bag to jump out of and break into an elf dance!
Clear the waste away from your garden ready for guests over Christmas! For more information, click here or call us on 01202 874207 for more advice.
Autumn scenery – <a href=”https://www.freepik.com/free-photos-vectors/tree”>Tree photo created by photoangel – http://www.freepik.com</a>
You don’t have to be there for us to collect it, just leave it somewhere accessible and we will pick it up for you!