Don’t waste your waste – get composting this autumn

Local recycling officers are encouraging Merseyside residents to get composting

Local recycling officers are encouraging Merseyside residents to get composting.

The warm summer weather and tropical rainstorms this year have helped our gardens to bloom and flourish, but summer is well over and the time has come to prune, trim and prepare the garden for next year. So what should you do with all the extra garden waste?
 
Get composting of course!
 
Don’t look at it as waste; your old garden debris has the potential to give you a free supply of top quality compost with very little effort. Simply put it into a compost bin and over the winter months it will rot down to produce environmentally friendly compost that when added to the garden will suppress weeds and retain moisture throughout the dry months.
 
To encourage residents to get composting, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority has teamed up with www.getcomposting.com to offer home compost bins at special offer prices from only £17.98 (RRP £39). There is also a buy one get one half price offer to purchase a second bin from only £8.99.
 
Carl Beer, Chief Executive of MRWA, said: “Almost half of the waste in the average St Helens 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.”
 
Benefits of home composting:
 
• It’s easy to make and easy to use.
• Produces a free continual source of the very best compost.
• Improves soil structure.
• Maintains moisture.
• Helps the soil PH balance.
• Suppresses plant disease.
• Reduces the need for polluting bonfires.
• Reduces carbon emissions
• Helps to divert organic waste from landfill.
• Reduces refuse collection costs.
 
Getcomposting have exclusive offers on a range of other great green products, including special offer water butts with buy one get one half price and a selection of gardening accessories.
 
To see what’s available in your area visit www.merseyside.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.
 
MRWA is a local government body with nine elected members from the five constituent councils in Merseyside. It organises and manages disposal of all waste collected by the five councils and operates 13 Household Waste Recycling Facilities. www.merseysidewda.gov.uk