Go green for Compost Awareness Week 

28/04/11
Town hall

Bolton Council is urging residents to get involved and ‘go green’ as part of Compost Awareness Week, from May 1 to May 7.

The council will be holding a roadshow on Thursday, May 5 in Victoria Square from 10am until 3pm, where residents can pose their composting queries to experts from Debdale Eco Centre, or Bolton’s own compost guru Norman Glover, who has years of experience on the subject.

Visitors to the roadshow can also enter a competition, with a number of exciting prizes including a home compost bin and a green cone food digester.

This year’s Compost Awareness Week aims to revive community spirit and encourage those already composting or growing their own vegetables to pass on their knowledge and skills to friends, family and neighbours.

Over one third of the contents of the average UK household bin is organic and can be effectively home composted, including vegetable peelings, tea bags, fruit scraps, cardboard, egg boxes and shredded paper. Garden waste such as grass clippings and tree leaves can also be home composted.

Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Cleaner, Greener, Safer, Councillor Sufrana Bashir-Ismail, said: “Composting is an entirely natural process where waste can simply be put into a compost bin and left to break down for a few months. If you don’t have enough space for a compost bin, you can still compost your kitchen waste by using a wormery, which will turn your leftovers into useful plant food. We’d like to encourage all residents to come along to the roadshow to find out more about how they can do their own composting, even on a small scale.”

 

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