Free compost given away by Lancashire County Council
FREE compost made from recycled garden waste will be given away by Lancashire County Council next week.
People can collect the compost from the Asda car park in Hyndburn Road, Accrington, on Monday (August 10th) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. All that is asked is that people bring their own bags to collect the compost, which will be limited to two bags per person.
County Coun. Albert Atkinson said: "Composting at home is one of the best ways to help the environment by turning rubbish, including fruit and vegetable peelings, grass cuttings and even paper and card, into garden compost.
"For the past eight years Lancashire has been among the most active areas in the UK for home composting, with over 170,000 compost bins given to residents through the Lancashire Home Composting project. This has helped us to reduce the amount of rubbish we send to landfill by more than 100,000 tonnes a year."
The free compost is being supplied by SITA UK, who take over 50,000 tonnes of people's garden rubbish across Lancashire and turn it into compost each year. It saves buying peat-based composts, which are collected from delicate natural environments.
Also, composting is a safe natural treatment for waste such as grass cuttings and wood. If they are buried in a landfill site these garden wastes produce methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.
Compost bins are still available for all householders in Lancashire until the end of September. You can find out how to order your bin and get advice on how to get started at Monday's giveaway, or phone the compost bin order line on 0845 076 0223.
You can also learn more about home composting and order compost bins online at: www.recyclenow.com/compost
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