As part of International Compost Awareness Week, Dudley Council is encouraging more residents to get composting with discounted compost bins.
Residents can purchase discounted compost converters from partner getcomposting.com
from *£18.50. For keen gardeners, there’s a buy one get one half price offer, where residents can purchase a second compost converter from *£9.25.
The Blackwall and Rainsaver products are made from 100% percent recycled plastic. This includes a combination of plastics collected by councils from waste segregation sites and kerbside collections as well as industrial waste such as old gas pipes, old wheeled bins and car bumpers.
The 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. It is simple to do and allows households to produce a free supply of top quality compost which has multiple uses including as a soil improver, mulch or plant feed and helps gardens retain moisture.
Alan Lunt, Strategic Director for Place and Deputy Chief Executive at Dudley Council said:
More than 30% of the average household’s waste can be composted and although many households already compost at home, we want others to get involved. This is a great incentive to encourage more residents to get composting and set up their own composting communities sharing the rewards.
Home composting organic waste also helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions and is an effective and sustainable waste management method."
There are a range of compost bins and accessories available to suit new recruits and seasoned gardeners alike. For full details or to order visit www.getcomposting.com, or call 0844 571 4444.
International Compost Awareness Week runs from 5 – 11 May.
The buy one get one half price offer is available on selected products. A one-off delivery charge of *£5.99 applies.