11 May 2012>
Composting awareness was the order of the day earlier this week, when Caerphilly County Borough Council's Waste Management team held a successful awareness raising event in Nelson as part of International Compost Awareness Week.
Even the rain couldn't keep enthusiastic recyclers away, with the team offering advice to more than 40 residents keen to get composting.
Caerphilly has teamed up with Waste Awareness Wales to encourage householders in the area to celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (6th – 12th May) by taking the opportunity to get involved and try composting for themselves. Residents could also purchase a compost bin for a subsidised price of just £10 and were able to get lots of tips on the best way to compost and recycle.
Those who purchased composting bins ranged from families looking to recycle more, gardeners wishing to produce nutrient rich compost for use on their vegetable patches and florists with excess cuttings.
Mark Williams, Head of Public Services said, "We were really pleased to see so many people take an interest in composting. Those who purchased their bins will have nutrient rich compost to use in their gardens in as little as nine months. Home composting helps ensure that organic household waste doesn't end up in landfill, so we'd like to thank those who do their bit to compost, as they are helping us to make Caerphilly a cleaner, greener place to live."
For more information, please call 01495 235 272 or go to our Compost at Home web page.
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