Compost Awareness Week – May 6 -12
It's time for green-figured residents throughout Worcestershire
to get their hands dirty as part of Compost Awareness Week
(6th – 12th May)
Worcestershire County Council is encouraging
residents to start composting in an attempt to cut down on
biodegradable waste and also to bring their gardens to life with
the help of things that would normally just get thrown in the
Millions of tons of organic waste are
thrown away each every year in the UK and much of it ends up on
landfill sites where it can create harmful gases for the
environment such as methane. Just throwing it away is preventing
your organic refuse from fulfilling its true potential as a
fantastic fertiliser for crops, grass and flowers.
Compost Awareness Week will be giving
residents useful tips for how to get the best results from their
compost heap, such as ensuring you have a good mix of greens; which
includes organic matter such as grass, fruit scraps and vegetable
peelings, and 'browns; which are items such as shredded twigs,
hedge clippings and even toilet roll tubes.
Cllr Anthony Blagg, Worcestershire
County Council's cabinet member for Environment and Waste
Management said: "The art of composting can be both simple
and satisfying. Also, with summer fast approaching, the composting
process will naturally speed up in the warmer weather; meaning
'composters' will not have to wait long until they can enjoy the
fruits of their labour."
Anyone who is interested in setting up a
compost bin can do so from as little as £8 (plus £5 delivery) and
that deal also includes a second bin half-price, if bought at the
Further information about how to buy a compost
bin can be found at www.getcomposting.com or by
calling 0844 571 444. Go to www.letswasteless.com for
useful tips on home composting and other ways that the people of
Worcestershire can waste less and save more.
This page was last reviewed 11 May 2012 at 10:20.
The page is next due for review 7 November 2013.