North Yorkshire County Council is marking International Compost Awarness Week next week at an event in Skipton.
Discounted compost bins can be bought for £12 or £15, and there is a buy one get one half-price offer. The larger £15 bins are also on sale at the household waste recycling centre in Skipton, though there is no buy one get one half-price deal at the centre.
Michael Leah, Assistant Director Travel, Environmental and Countryside at North Yorkshire County Council, said: “Composting has countless benefits, and spring is the perfect time to get started. We have linked up with Get Composting to offer home delivery of compost bins at the subsidised prices. This is the perfect opportunity to team up with a friend or neighbour to save money, too.
“Composting simply involves recycling your plant and food waste, along with other organic materials, such as grass cuttings, unwanted plants, organic kitchen waste such as fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds and even the contents of your vacuum. Together, these will naturally decompose in our compost bins to produce a mixture rich in nutrients to feed your soil and nourish your garden. It really is that simple, and it’s a great way to minimise waste in your household.”
The council also partnered with Great Green Systems to offer deals on food waste digesters and hot compost bins. These will take cooked food waste and meat scraps, which could help to eliminate food waste from your rubbish. North Yorkshire residents can get up to 40 per cent off on the Great Green Systems website.
During International Compost Awareness Week, the North Yorkshire Rotters composting volunteers will promote waste prevention at the SELFA Community Fridge opening event at Ings Community Primary School on Broughton Road in Skipton on Wednesday 4th May between 10am and 12noon.