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Don't waste your waste - get composting this autumn

 

Published 11 September 2014

 

With autumn almost upon us, the time has come to prune, trim and prepare the garden for next year.

 

Man holding compostAnd to help encourage residents to get composting, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has teamed up with Getcomposting.com to offer Home Compost Bins at special offer prices from only £19.98 (RRP £39).

 

There is also a Buy One Get One Half Price Offer, adding extra value to residents with larger gardens or those who team up with a friend or neighbour to buy a bin.

 

Simply throw all garden waste into a compost bin and over the winter months it will rot down to produce environmentally friendly compost that when added to the garden will suppress weeds and retain moisture in the drier months.

 

Home composting has many benefits. It’s easy to make and easy to use, it improves the soil’s structure and helps maintain moisture, and it helps reduce refuse collection costs.

 

Councillor Rob Curtis, Cabinet Member for the Environment and Visible Services, said: “Typically, one third of all household rubbish and garden waste is organic matter which can be recycled at home in a compost bin. Home composting not only helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions, it can also be used as an effective and sustainable waste management method to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.”

 

To find out more about home compost bins visit www.getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444.

 

For general information on recycling and waste in the Vale of Glamorgan including tips on how to reduce the amount of waste you produce, please visit www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/recycle.

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