Compost corner: Bin discount date

THURROCK residents still have a couple of weeks to buy a discounted compost bin before a price increase comes in at the start of April.

More than a third of household waste is made up of organic material which can be composted.

Grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, unwanted plants, fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags and even the contents of the vacuum bag are all ideal for composting.

Cllr Victoria Holloway, portfolio holder for environment at Thurrock Council, said: “We want to encourage people to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill.

“Composting selected kitchen and garden waste is an easy and effective way of reducing, reusing and recycling some of the daily waste we produce, while providing significant benefits for our gardens and the wider environment.

“It is simple to do and once you get started, you will be surprised at just how much daily household waste can be recycled this way.”

She added: “While the new deal still offers superb value, I’d encourage anyone thinking of getting into composting to buy a bin before the end of March to save that little bit extra.”

The cheapest compost bin currently on offer by Thurrock Council is £16 for a 220 litre container, and there is also a 330 litre bin for £19 and there is a £5.49 one-off delivery charge.

There is also a chance to buy one and get one at half price, adding extra value to residents with larger gardens or those who team up with a friend or neighbour to buy a bin.

Compost bins and accessories can be ordered via www.getcomposting.com or by calling 0844 571 4444.

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