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#190659 8-Jan-2016 00:21
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went a bit nuts over the past few days and started pulling out all the dead plants and weeds in the garden, now I have two rather large piles of stuff to dispose of.
Looking online I can find plenty of options like flexibin but they all seem to refuse taking Flax which I pulled a fair amount of.
I've emailed a couple of companies offering one off 'bulk' collections and am waiting for a response. 
I was sondering if anyone had any recommendations of anyone they had use for such a service before?
Im in takapuna Auckland near milford beach.
Hiring a trailer, doing a few trips to the council dump and paying the minimum fee + fuel just doesnt seem like it's worth doing...I might as well just pay someone to come and take it all away.




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  #1465559 8-Jan-2016 08:00
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Generally flax will have to go as refuse, too fiborous to compost like other greenwaste. Regardless of whether you do it yourself or pay someone to collect, you'll save a bit if you separate the flax from other greenwaste

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  #1465560 8-Jan-2016 08:11
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If you have already done the work and have a towbar etc on your car the cheapest and quickest would be
To hire a trailer and take the waste to the landfill.

Down here the trailer would cost circa $20 - $25 for an hour and tip fees$30.




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  #1465578 8-Jan-2016 08:36
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Cant you just put it in the General waste skip bin?

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  #1465580 8-Jan-2016 08:37
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MikeB4: If you have already done the work and have a towbar etc on your car the cheapest and quickest would be
To hire a trailer and take the waste to the landfill.

Down here the trailer would cost circa $20 - $25 for an hour and tip fees$30.


Auckland your probably looking at $70 to dump the same amount.  But still cheaper than a skip if you've only got a trailer load.

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  #1465585 8-Jan-2016 08:44
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rphenix: Cant you just put it in the General waste skip bin?


Down here skips range from $150 to $260




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  #1465588 8-Jan-2016 08:46
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last time i went (Onehunga transfer station) it was about $60 for garden waste for a trailer load (up to 450kg) and $20 for 2 hours for the trailer

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  #1465604 8-Jan-2016 08:58
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Best way to deal with garden waste for little is....

Compost 90% of it and have free compost.
Chip any branches etc and have free mulch
Put flax in general waste or use it as temporary garden ties.

A chipper is a one off cost of $200 -$400, our one is in its 8th year so very cost affective.




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  #1465606 8-Jan-2016 09:01
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Are these prices for real? $60 for green waste in Auckland? Silverstream landfill (Upper/Lower Hutt) charges $31 for a trailer or $15 for a station wagon, which is what we use and fill it with two large wool sacks of green waste. Another company, Compost NZ charges a little less.

Hit up your neighbors, if they have green waste it might be cheaper to chip in and get a skip bin.

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  #1465610 8-Jan-2016 09:06
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Palmerston North, Green Waste only, (no flax or rubbish/fill etc):    
Charge Rates  
Car Boot  $ 5.00  
Car and Trailer  $15.00  
Van or Utility  $15.00  
Van/Utility and Trailer  $30.00

Wherever you are, if you have a tow bar then doing it yourself is likely easier.
If you get a skip in, you can get these in garden/green waste only config, and they're usually a bit cheaper than a general rubbish one.
Do you have access at your property for a skip bin?
(Just something to think about, as they need a bit of room to drop off the bin off the truck.)

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  #1465621 8-Jan-2016 09:16
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MileHighKiwi: Are these prices for real? $60 for green waste in Auckland? Silverstream landfill (Upper/Lower Hutt) charges $31 for a trailer or $15 for a station wagon, which is what we use and fill it with two large wool sacks of green waste. Another company, Compost NZ charges a little less.

Hit up your neighbors, if they have green waste it might be cheaper to chip in and get a skip bin.


Its auckland everything is more expensive

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  #1465640 8-Jan-2016 09:20
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MikeB4: Best way to deal with garden waste for little is....

Compost 90% of it and have free compost.
Chip any branches etc and have free mulch
Put flax in general waste or use it as temporary garden ties.

A chipper is a one off cost of $200 -$400, our one is in its 8th year so very cost affective.


hate to break it to you but:

not everyone has a compost heap nor wants one
a chipper/mulcher is expensive to hire probably more than taking it to the tip. also depends on the size of the material.

he wants to get rid of it. hes not asking for alternative suggestions.


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  #1465646 8-Jan-2016 09:22
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Jase2985:
MileHighKiwi: Are these prices for real? $60 for green waste in Auckland? Silverstream landfill (Upper/Lower Hutt) charges $31 for a trailer or $15 for a station wagon, which is what we use and fill it with two large wool sacks of green waste. Another company, Compost NZ charges a little less.

Hit up your neighbors, if they have green waste it might be cheaper to chip in and get a skip bin.


Its auckland everything is more expensive


This is true.  I get a general waste wheelie bin so tend to pile up things that cant be composted and put them into the wheelie bin getting rid of it slowly bit by bit over several weeks.

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  #1465731 8-Jan-2016 11:14
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Jase2985:
MikeB4: Best way to deal with garden waste for little is....

Compost 90% of it and have free compost.
Chip any branches etc and have free mulch
Put flax in general waste or use it as temporary garden ties.

A chipper is a one off cost of $200 -$400, our one is in its 8th year so very cost affective.


hate to break it to you but:

not everyone has a compost heap nor wants one
a chipper/mulcher is expensive to hire probably more than taking it to the tip. also depends on the size of the material.

he wants to get rid of it. hes not asking for alternative suggestions.



wow did you find the wrong side of the bed?

I didn't realise I need to ask your consent to give alternative ideas I will remember for future reference




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  #1465736 8-Jan-2016 11:17
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no you dont but i believe the forum rules ask you to stay on topic.

your alternatives cost more than just getting rid if the waste in the fist place.

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  #1465779 8-Jan-2016 12:02
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Just done something similar here in Auckland.

Two cage-trailers worth of vegetation. Had bamboo so was not classed as green waste.

$40 for trailer hire
2 * $56 at the transfer station.

No charge for sore back

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