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Bin Costs Cut to Get North Yorkshire Composting

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3:44pm 29th April 2014

People in York and North Yorkshire are being offered the chance to get composting at bargain prices.

As part of International Compost Awareness Week, which runs from 5 to 11 May, the York and North Yorkshire Waste Partnership is encouraging more residents to get composting with bins at just £12 and £14 and a ‘Share and Save’ offer promoted in partnership with getcomposting.com

The Buy One Get One Half Price offer on already discounted compost bins means compost bins can be bought for as little as £9 each.

Once put to use, household organic waste can be recycled into fantastic peat free compost, that will not only improve the garden,  but for those who grow their own fruit and veg could give a bumper yield to share too.

Additionally home composting is a cheaper alternative to chargeable garden waste collections and has the added benefit of producing a free supply of top quality compost.

During the awareness week, the partnership and the North Yorkshire Rotters volunteers will be attending numerous events including The Dales Festival of Food and Drink in Leyburn and the Spring Plant Fair in Harrogate to provide information and advice on home composting, how to get started and how to make the most out compost bins. More details at http://www.letstalklessrubbish.com/index.aspx?articleid=16510

“More than 30% of the average household bin can be composted at home and although many households already compost, we’d like to get others involved,” said County Councillor Chris Metcalfe, North Yorkshire’s Executive Member for Waste Management.

“This is a great incentive to encourage more residents to get composting or existing composting households to compost more. Composting organic waste at home also helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions.”

The Partnership is offering two sizes of compost bin, the 220L Compost Converter at £12 and the 330L Compost Converter at £14. To order a bin call 0844 571 4444 or visit www.getcomposting.com . A one off delivery charge of £5.99 applies.

For more information about the offer, the Rotters and how to compost at home visit www.letstalklessrubbish.com.

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