Big rush for cut-price compost bins in Carmarthenshire
A total of 236 compost bins were sold in a special cut-price one-day sale held during Compost Awareness Week – almost 100 more than at last year’s event.
The one-off sale was organised by Carmarthenshire Council’s waste and recycling section at the Co-op car park in Cross Hands.
The compost bins were available to Carmarthenshire residents only at a subsidised price of just £5.
The aim was to encourage householders to go green by home composting their garden and kitchen waste.
Residents are being urged to reduce, reuse and recycle as we can no longer throw everything away as rubbish.
The county has strict targets to meet to reduce the amount of waste it sends to landfill and increase its recycling rate.
Executive Board Member for Street Scene Cllr Colin Evans said: “It’s pleasing to see that many more people are realising how simple it is to home compost or just how much of their household waste can actually be composted; from grass and hedge clippings to vegetable peelings, egg shells, tea bags and shredded cardboard.
“It helps to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and you’ll be left with a rich soil conditioner to help your plants flourish.”
If you don’t have a garden, remember that you can still recycle vegetable peelings, fruit cores, tea bags and egg shells by using your green food bins.
For those who couldn’t make it on the day, compost bins can be purchased from the council for just £18 including delivery. For further information visitwww.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/recycling or call Carmarthenshire Direct on 01267 234567.