Do you have a backyard full of weeds?
If you aren’t sure how to deal with the weeds in your garden, Weedbusters has a list that tells you how you can manage them.
These bags are a fantastic option for seed-free soft weeds but they may not be the right fit for you. Once filled they are almost impossible to move and must be left in a sunny spot for six to 12 months.
The best way of disposing of your green waste is taking it to the Southern Landfill. For only $5 you can dispose of up to 85kgs of green waste which will then be used to make compost.
Disposing of large quantities roadside in rubbish collection bags is not the way to go. Council’s official yellow rubbish bags cannot contain more than 10 percent green waste. Disposing of green waste in the general landfill creates a lot of carbon emissions.
Other weed disposal options include hiring a mulcher, solarization, and at-home composting.
Weeding is a great way to get outside and do your bit for the environment. If you don’t have much backyard to tend to there are plenty of volunteer groups in Pōneke! Visit our website to see the various ways you can volunteer outdoors with Wellington City Council.
If you're keen on having your own big black bag to help combat the weeds in your garden, you can purchase them from the EcoMatters online store.