2 May 2014

Cut price composting

Fantastic deals in home compost kits are available for Brighton & Hove residents as the council celebrates International Compost Awareness Week this week (May 5 to 11.)

Compost bins are being offered to residents at greatly reduced prices, as part of a special ‘Share and Save’ offer promoted in partnership with getcomposting.com

The Buy One Get One Half Price offer means residents can team up with a family member, friend or neighbour to each get a compost bin from just £5 (plus delivery).

Once put to use, household organic waste can be recycled into fantastic peat free compost, that will not only improve the quality of home grown fruit and vegetables but increase yield.

Councillor Pete West, chair of the council’s Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee said: “More than 30% of the average 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 set up their own composting communities, sharing the rewards.

“Once you get started, you will be surprised at just how much daily household waste can be composted - not just grass cuttings and unwanted plants but organic kitchen waste, fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags coffee grounds and even the contents of the vacuum.

”If you don’t have room for a bin, why not join one of the 30 community composting schemes in Brighton & Hove? Around 800 households have already composted 6 double decker buses worth of food waste, mainly used for allotments and urban food growing projects.”

He added that home composting also helps to cut carbon emissions and reduces the amount of waste sent to landfill.

A range of compost bins are available to suit new recruits and seasoned gardeners.  For full details or to order visit www.getcomposting.com, or call 0844 571 4444. The Buy one Get One Half Price Offer is available on selected products. A one off delivery charge of £5.49 applies.

For advice on reducing food waste, see the council’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign, which helps residents to learn how to waste less food, compost more, and eat healthily while making savings on their household food bill.