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How to get rid of garden waste/rubble

We are taking up the path in our garden to make room for raised beds, however after we got halfway through we have realised it is a much bigger job than we thought! The path was about a metre and a half wide and made up of paving slabs surrounded by pebbles. The slabs are on top of concrete and sand which we can move but it has created an awful lot of rubble.

The waste is too much for bin bags, so what is the best (and most cost effective) way to get rid of this? We live in a mid-terraced house with the only access to the back garden through the house. We're thinking of bagging it up and taking it to the dump but there is going to be a lot of bin bags! :(


  • laurel7172
    laurel7172 Posts: 2,071 Forumite
    Paving slabs-freecycle/freegle. Somebody will want them for an allotment path or something. You could even try Ebay.

    I'm on heavy clay, so any sand I've ever turned up goes straight back into the soil

    Concrete lumps-you could try offering them as hardcore on freegle, but you're probably going to have to take them to the tip yourself.
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  • D&DD
    D&DD Posts: 4,405 Forumite
    We put some of our rubble in the bottom of our raised beds for drainage it depends if they are going to be deep beds or not..
    We had to dig our entire garden out by hand to level it all,nightmare,but made terraces and got away with only 1 skip.
  • Kyrae
    Kyrae Posts: 541 Forumite
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    Those big plastic trugs are a big help! We had to get rid of lots of rubble, and filled the trugs up, then emptied them at the local dump/recycling centre. They're surprisingly strong, and the handles make them a lot easier to lift, though a two person job to lift when they're full!
  • boo80
    boo80 Posts: 482 Forumite
    Do try Freecycling the hardcore - we would of bitten your hand off for it this weekend!
  • welshsue
    definately freecycle. I had loads of old rubble in the garden and someone wanted a base for a greenhouse. Offered my rubble and they were delighted with it.
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