Get Composting

Posted on: 28th October 2014

Get composting with advice and support from Cornwall Council.

Instead of seeing garden trimmings and weeds as waste, think of it as the magic ingredient that with very little work can be recycled to give you a free supply of top quality compost. Simply throw it into a compost bin and over the winter months it will rot down to produce environmentally friendly compost for your garden that will suppress weeds and retain moisture in the drier months.

Home composting has many benefits:

It’s easy to make and easy to use
It produces a free continual source of the very best compost
Improves soil structure
Maintains moisture
Helps the soil PH balance
Suppresses plant disease
Reduces the need for polluting bonfires
Reduces carbon emissions
Helps to divert organic waste from landfill

To encourage residents to get composting, Cornwall Council have teamed up with with to offer Home Compost Bins at special offer prices from only £19.98 (RRP £39). There is also a ‘buy one get one half price offer’, adding extra value to residents with larger gardens or those who team up with a friend or neighbour to buy a bin.

The traditional compost bins are suitable for turning garden waste and uncooked vegetable waste into compost, but if you want to broaden the range of material that can be recycled to include cooked food, we now have Green Johanna compost bins available for a limited time only at the fantastic subsidised price of just £24.00.

Getcomposting also have some very special offers on a range of other green goodies including special offer water butts with ‘buy one get one half price’ and a selection of accessories.

To see what’s available visit their website or call: 0844 571 4444.

For general information on recycling and waste in Cornwall including tips on how to reduce the amount of waste you produce, see our website or call: 0300 1234 141.