Friday, 30 April 2010


Local people can learn more about composting at an event next week (Saturday 8 May) at Westwood Cross.

Compost Awareness Week is an annual event and this year it runs from Monday 2 May until Saturday 8 May. To mark the week, Thanet District Council's waste and recycling team will be showing people how they can start home composting or try something new, if they already have a compost bin.

The team will be at Westwood Cross on Saturday 8 May between 10am and 4pm, encouraging people to either get started with composting or learn how to do a little more. There will be information available about home composting, including solutions if you have a small garden and there will also be the chance to win a compost bin.

Fiona Jarrett, Waste and Recycling Education Officer, said: "Composting organic waste in your own garden is a great way to cut the amount of waste going to landfill sites. We create something like four million tonnes of compostable waste each year in this country and only around a third of people compost at home. Things like scrunched up paper or the contents from a vacuum cleaner can easily be composted. It takes a few months, but then you're rewarded with a nutrient free fertiliser for your garden."

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