Caring for our environment, Waste

Surrey residents turn 1,000 tonnes of waste into compost

Surrey residents have composted more than 1,000 tonnes of garden, food and household waste in the past year – as heavy as 64 garden sheds.

More than 15,000 bins have been sold through Surrey County Council during the last five years to encourage residents to try composting their rubbish so it rots away naturally.

Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Member for the Environment, said: “Caring for the environment is one of the county council’s priorities, and home composting is easier than many people realise.

“All you have to do is add your garden, fruit and vegetable waste and an equal amount of items like shredded paper, cardboard and egg shells.

“After about a year, it will be a nutritious compost to use in the garden.”

To see the range of discounted compost bins available from £15 and for more information on how to compost, go to the composting in Surrey website or phone 0844 571 4444.

Upload your composting hints and tips with the #CompostingSurrey Twitter hashtag or email getcomposting@surreycc.gov.uk.

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