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National Gardening Week is coming

Posted on 1 April 2019

From Monday 29 April - Sunday 5 May it's National Gardening Week.

This year the Royal Horticultural Society is focusing on Edible Britain - encouraging everyone to grow something delicious to put on their plate.

This could be as simple as starting a herb garden on your windowsill or as extreme as living off the land using your own allotment; and do you know what will give you even more satisfaction whilst taking part? Making your own compost.

It is so easy to do and will give the green and organic kitchen waste that you may throw away a new lease of life.

Over the next few months we will be sharing hints and tips on our Facebook and Twitter accounts to help you get the hang of composting, including:         

  • Why it’s good for the environment;
  • Why more people are composting; and
  • How to get started.
  • If you’re interested in finding out more now, you can visit our Waste Prevention website.

    Please remember, kitchen waste cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin or green waste bin, so a compost bin is a great way to do your bit and recycle more. This is perfect for things like fruit and veg peelings, crushed egg shells, and apple cores, unfortunately food items such as meat, dairy products, and cooked vegetables should not be put in your compost bin and should instead go into the general rubbish bin.