Brown bin waste boosts parks in Lichfield and Burntwood

Lichfield District Council gardeners Dave Coton and Vic Sones with the new compost

Lichfield District Council gardeners Dave Coton and Vic Sones with the new compost

Flower beds in Lichfield and Burntwood have been given a head-start this winter thanks to compost created by residents

Lichfield District Council’s gardeners have been busy re-planting the flower beds in Burntwood Park and Beacon Park using the first batch of compost that has been made out of recycled brown bin waste from local people.

As a result, old tea bags, chicken bones, banana peel and garden cuttings are now helping to grow a colourful array of flowers such as pansies, tulips, hyacinths and forget-me-nots.

Councillor Louise Flowith, Cabinet Member for Operational Services, said:

“This is a great example of recycling using organic waste, collected from homes across the whole district, to grow beautiful flower beds in our parks. Our gardeners have done a fantastic job with their summer planting, and I’m sure the new winter flower beds will be just as beautiful – especially as they have had such a good start with plenty of nutrient rich compost.”

For more information about recycling using your brown bin visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/recycle.

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