Bucks residents offered discounted home composting equipment

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Buckinghamshire Council is offering residents discounts of up to 40% on home compost bins, hot composters and food waste digesters. Many of these items are made from recycled plastic and all of them are made in the UK.

 

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. Compost is easy to use and a home composting bin can divert around 150 kg of organic waste per year from disposal per household.

 

Inspired by International Compost Awareness Week (1-7 May), Buckinghamshire Council is also offering an ‘Introduction to Home Composting’ webinar hosted by UK charity Garden Organic.

 

During the free one-hour webinar, residents will find out the:

 

  • Benefits of home composting
  • Composting process
  • Bin types and methods
  • Uses of compost in the garden
  • Benefits to the environment
  • Answers to common composting questions

 

The webinar will take place on three dates:

 

 

Jilly Jordan, Buckinghamshire Council’s Deputy Cabinet Member for Climate Change & Environment, said:

 

“Composting at home is a win-win. It reduces the amount of food and garden waste sent for recycling and residents benefit from home-produced compost, which is great for gardens.

 

“If you’re curious about home composting, then please register for one of our upcoming webinars, where you’ll learn all you need to know to help you get started with your composting. You can also pick up a discounted composter or food waste digester at our Recycle for Bucks website.”

 

For more ways to reduce your carbon emissions and to help the environment, please see the Bucks Climate Challenge webpage.