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Hi, I am looking for some advice about making my garden a little less low maintenance. All of the borders are currently under shingle and I want to get rid of it all. However, what sort of bags do I need for getting rid of the shingle? How can they be disposed of? Thanks


If you bag them up in compost bags you can sell/ give them away or advertise them on freecycle. You need something stronger than a supermarket carrier bag but not too big or you won't be able to move them

Steve the Gardening Vet

If you put it on freecycle you may even find that people are willing to come and dig it up and remove it themselves!

We had a similar issue and used packs of 10 rubble sacks available from big hardware shops - pretty cheap. Gave some away to a friend, some mixed in with soil went in the rubble skip at the tip.


Can I have it britgirl! 

All good suggestions here- if your soils a bit heavy or compacted - which is quite likely -digging it in would be a good option. The soil will probably need a bit of help if it's been under gravel for a while.


Put it on freecycle, with a sparse layer at the front I'm always on the lookout to replenish!! Be as bold as to ask what they want it for - I wouldn't want to think it was going to be sold on...

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