Did you know that approximately 30% of household rubbish can be composted? Composting turns organic waste such as green garden rubbish (e.g. grass and leaves) and uncooked kitchen rubbish (e.g. fruit scraps and vegetable peelings) into an excellent soil conditioner. Composting can be done at home (using a bin or heap) or on a larger scale at a composting facility.
Home composting will benefit your garden by providing you with a free supply of compost, improving the nutrient content of the soil, helping soil structure and improving drainage.
Home composting also benefits the environment by stopping garden waste and some kitchen waste from being thrown away in your dustbin, where it will end up being buried in Essex landfill sites.
Compost Bin Collection day - Saturday May 11th 2013
Residents across Tendring are being offered free compost bins to help them dispose of green waste efficiently, economically and environmentally. Tendring District Council (TDC) has a stock of bins which they will be giving out on Saturday May 11 from 10am to 1pm. The initiative is being staged as part of National Compost Week and follows-on from two similar successful giveaways last year.
You can read our latest Press Release for more information.
Tendring District Council, working in partnership with Essex County Council, can also deliver compost bins to residents across the district. Delivery costs £6.00 per bin (one per household only).
If you would like to arrange for delivery of a compost bin please contact Public Experience on 01255 686732. Payment must be made at the time of arranging delivery - you will need to have your payment card details ready when you call.
www.essex.getcomposting.com - for details of how to order subsidised compost bins, water butts, kitchen composters and wormeries.
www.safegardening.co.uk - Garden safety, tips and advice including home composting.
www.recyclenow.com - The Recycle Now campaign has been created and is run by WRAP, which stands for the Waste & Resources Action Programme. WRAP will be working closely with councils and retailers to make sure the recycling message is heard. The site includes information on home composting.
www.wrap.org.uk - WRAP works in partnership to encourage and enable businesses and consumers to be more efficient in their use of materials and recycle more things more often. This helps to minimise landfill, reduce carbon emissions and improve our environment.
www.greatgreensystems.com - Details of wormeries, Green Cones and other ways of treating your food waste.