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Last chance for a cut price compost bin

There's still time to get your hands on a cut price compost bin - but hurry, the current offer ends on 31 March.

From just £13 (including delivery), compost bins are a real bargain - and after installing one, householders will be producing their own free compost.

Since 2004, over 95,000 discount compost bins have been snapped up by residents of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  Worcestershire County Council and Herefordshire Council's current offer allows residents to also get a second bin for half the price and choose from black or green compost bins in two sizes, as well as offering a full range of other compost bins, bokashi's and wormeries.

With Spring just around the corner, now is the time when people begin to think about getting their garden in shape, and it is an excellent time to set-up a compost bin, to help handle the garden waste that is produced more readily during the spring and summer months and also take advantage of the warmer conditions ahead, when the composting process will naturally speed up.

Councillor Anthony Blagg, Cabinet member for Environment and Waste said: "Home composting is one of the best ways to help the environment, and a habit that can be quickly incorporated into your regular kitchen and garden routines. You'll be surprised at how much you can compost - from grass cuttings and vegetable peelings to scrunched up cardboard, teabags, coffee granules and even shredded confidential documents.

Composting provides a constant source of free, nutrient-rich fertiliser for your garden and will drastically cut down the amount of household waste sent to landfill.

Christopher Atkinson, Senior Waste Prevention Officer added: "For residents who already have a compost bin, now is a good opportunity to have a look at the bottom of the bin and see if there is any compost ready to use.  Residents shouldn't worry if the compost doesn't look exactly like what they buy from the shops, simply sift out the larger bits and return them to the top.  Homemade compost can then be dug into the flowerbeds to enrich the soil for Spring planting or mixed in with regular soil for growing young plants."

In April residents will still be able to buy discounted compost bins through the council, but the new price has yet to be confirmed.

For more information about home composting and other waste prevention initiatives visit http://www.letswasteless.com/ or call 01905 766883. Residents can also view the range of products and order a compost bin on line at http://www.hw.getcomposting.com/ or by calling 0844 571 4444

 

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This page was last reviewed 2 March 2012 at 15:21.
The page is next due for review 29 August 2013.