Local recycling officers are encouraging Merseyside residents to get composting for International Compost Awareness Week (3rd to 9th May).
The partnership of Merseyside Recycling & Waste Authority and www.getcomposting.com is offering discounted home composters from as little as £17.98, and with a “Buy One Get One Half Price” offer residents can purchase a second compost converter from only £8.99 (RRP £39).
Home composting can reduce the amount of organic kitchen waste that goes into your household bin and has the added benefit of producing a free supply of top quality compost that will not only improve the quality of home grown fruit and vegetables but also increase their yield.
So if you’re not composting already, now is the time to get started!
Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “Almost half of the waste in the average Wirral household bin can be composted and although many households already compost at home, we want others to get involved. This is a great incentive to encourage more residents to get composting and share the rewards. Home composting organic waste, paper and cardboard also helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions and can also be used as an effective and sustainable waste management method to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.”
There are a range of compost bins and accessories available to suit new recruits and seasoned gardeners alike. For full details or to order visit www.getcomposting.com, or call 0844 571 4444.
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The buy one get one half price offer is available on selected products. A one-off delivery charge of £5.99 applies.
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority is responsible for the disposal of municipal waste on Merseyside. Established in 1986 following the abolition of Merseyside County Council, it is a statutory Authority that works with all the local authorities on Merseyside – Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral. MRWA takes a lead in advocating recycling, waste minimisation and safe and effective disposal of waste for Merseyside’s residents. www.merseysidewda.gov.uk.
Members of the media can contact:
Marketing and Communications Officer
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority
Direct telephone: 0151 255 2568
General telephone: 0151 255 1444