Cut price compost bins from Cornwall Council
7:30am Wednesday 26th September 2012 in News
Cornwall Council has reduced the price of its compost bins in a bid to encourage residents to get into the composting spirit.
In partnership with getcomposting.com , the council is offering the bins from £16 (RRP £39) plus £5.49 delivery.
Householders in Cornwall can buy compost bins from the council, which are available in various sizes to suit individual needs.
Cornwall Council cabinet member for the environment and waste managment said: "One of the best ways to reduce waste is to compost as much as possible at home yourself.
"A good compost bin or heap will convert all of your garden waste and a lot of your black bag waste into rich, useful compost.
"The wet summer has encouraged plant growth and created an abundance of garden prunings, spent bedding plants and grass cuttings, which could all be recycled over the coming months to produce a nutrient rich free supply of compost."
Val Newbould from getcomposting.com added: “If you get it right, this autumn’s waste will provide a free supply of nutritious soil conditioner that will enrich your spring planting, producing an abundance of flowers, fruit and vegetables next year.
"It’s important to have a good mixture of materials if you want to make a good quality compost.
"As well as green garden waste, you can compost fruit and vegetable peelings, egg shells, tea bags, pet hair, and even shredded paper.
"Try to aim for a 50/50 mix of ‘greens’ such as vegetable peelings, old flowers, grass cuttings or spent bedding plants and ‘browns’ like garden prunings, coffee grounds, tissues and paper napkins, cardboard or vacuum cleaner dust."
Compost bins are available as a 220 litre for £16.00 and a 330 litre for £19.00. For more information, or to order, call 0844 571 4444 or visit www.cornwall.getcomposting.com .