Households in Lichfield and Burntwood are being offered the chance to sign up for a free composting bin.

They are being made available by Staffordshire County Council and GetComposting to mark International Composting Week.

The bins – which are available for just the £5.99 postage price – allow residents to convert kitchen and garden waste into food for gardens and flower beds.

Staffordshire County Council’s communities leader, Cllr Gill Heath, said: “Composting is an easy and efficient way to dispose of green and appropriate food waste.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer Staffordshire residents this offer to get them started.

“Over 30 per cent of the average household waste can be composted, helping to reduce carbon emissions so we’re encouraging more to get involved. Home composting organic waste helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions.

“There are a limited number of bins available so we’d urge people to get in touch as soon as possible.”

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One reply on “Households in Lichfield and Burntwood urged to sign up for composting bin”

  1. In light of the district council’s brown bin tax this is a positive step by the county council. It’s not. a solution – not all garden waste can be home composted – but it’s something. It would be great if they could back it up with practical advice on composting too. Better yet if they were to join Garden Organic’s Master Composter scheme which trains volunteers to help others in their community to make the most of their compost bins.

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