Compost for a greener summer
Published Friday 3rd August 2012
Warwickshire Waste Partnership is reminding Warwickshire residents that warm wet weather creates the perfect conditions for home composting.
More than 30 per cent of household waste can be composted and the benefits to the householder and the environment are enormous. Grass clippings and prunings from the garden, household waste items such as kitchen peelings, shredded paper and cereal boxes are important ingredients for a compost bin.
As well as diverting waste away from landfill, compost produces a free source of nutrient and soil conditioner for gardens with very little effort.
Cllr Alan Cockburn, Warwickshire County Council's Cabinet member for Sustainable Communities, said: "We have had perfect composting weather this year, so get composting. It is not just vegetable peelings and grass cuttings that can go in to your compost bin - it is important to add drier organic materials such as shredded paper, scrunched up cereal boxes and newspaper, mix it all together and your well on your way to producing rich compost."
Warwickshire County Council and Blackwall are currently offering compost bins at reduced prices. 220 litre bins can be purchased for just £16 or the larger 330 litre bins for just £19 (plus £5.49 per delivery). Order online by visiting http://www.wcc.getcomposting.com/ or call 0844 571 4444 and quote reference WCC03L.
For more information please contact Ruth Payne or Caroline Faulkner, Waste Project Officers at Warwickshire County Council on 01926 418088 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
News article courtesy of Warwickshire County Council.
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