Bargain compost bins on offer

Compost bins are being offered at a bargain rate to help boost the city’s recycling and home composting rates.

The bins will be available for collection from the Fern Grove Community Garden, Liverpool 8 on Sunday 6 April (11am to 12.30pm).

They are being sold at the subsidised rate of £5 (waged) or £2 (unwaged).

On three previous occasions the bins have been on offer they have sold out. They can be reserved in advance e by e-mailing laura.robertson-collins@liverpool.gov.uk or james.roberts2@liverpool.gov.uk:

Local Councillor Laura Robertson-Collins said: “Currently 28% of waste in Merseyside is food waste – and much of this is home compostable.  Home composters can be used to turn both certain food waste such as vegetable peelings, or used teabags, and garden waste into compost to grow vegetables, fruit or flowers.

“The compost bins are great value and have proved very popular when they have been on offer before. And this event also provides an opportunity see a newly created community garden which has been created out of a disused patch of land and is now used to grow food locally.”

Pictured: Councillors Roberston-Collins and Roberts demonstrate one of the compost bins.