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