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Reduce waste and compost at home

Reduce waste and compost at home

11 May 2018

Residents in North Lincolnshire are being encouraged to take up home composting to help reduce the amount of waste they produce and recycle more.

As part of International Compost Awareness Week, 6 to 12 May 2018, North Lincolnshire Council is asking residents to do their bit for the environment.

Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates that the use of a home compost bin diverts approximately 150 kilogrammes of waste per household away from landfill sites each year, so isn’t it about time you gave composting a go?

Home composting is simple to do and once you get started, you will be surprised at just how much daily household waste can be recycled. It also has the added benefit of producing a free supply of top quality compost which has a range if uses including as a soil improver, mulch or plant feed and helps you garden retain moisture.

For more details on composting at home, go to www.recyclenow.com/reduce-waste/composting.

During half-term, come find out more about home composting and take part in composting activities at one of our information events, from 10am to 3pm on:

  • Tuesday 29 May at Normanby Hall Country Park

  • Wednesday 30 May at Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre, Barton upon Humber

  • Thursday 31 May at Central Park, Scunthorpe

Go along and learn more about composting, build a mini keyhole garden and create a wormery. There will also be the chance to win a £25 voucher for Tesco. Ask the Waste Services team any questions about your waste and recycling.

Cllr Neil Poole, cabinet member responsible for waste and recycling on North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“More than 30 per cent of the average household waste can be composted and although many households already compost at home, we want others to get involved.

“Home composting is so simple to do, has many benefits for your garden, not forgetting the costs savings you can make. It can also make a big difference to the environment by increasing the amount you recycle.

“Our Waste Services team will be out and about during half term offering advice on home composting and waste and recycling. Go along and have a chat with them, and find out what positive changes you can make.”

If you don’t already have a compost bin, take advantage of the great offer from Get Composting in partnership with the council. Residents can buy a discounted compost bin from as little at £17.98 and there is a buy one get one half price offer so you can get a second from just £8.99. As well as compost bins you’ll find food waste digesters and hot composters, allowing you to compost all of your household food waste. Visit www.getcomposting.com to buy your composting bin.

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First Published:11 May 2018