May 03 2011

Free compost from Harrow Council

Short notice, but Harrow Council are giving away 20 tonnes of compost courtesy of West London Composting, to mark National Compost Awareness Week.

“It takes very little effort but diverts waste from landfill sites, which saves us all money and makes Harrow a greener place to live.” – Cllr Phillip O’Dell, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Community Safety.

Residents can bring their own bag and help themselves on a first come first served basis from 9am on Wednesday 4th May in the car park at Roxeth Recreation Ground and Thursday 5th May at the Carlton Avenue car park at Kenton Recreation Ground. There will be 10 tonnes, supplied by West London Composting, available at each event.

Every year households in the UK throw around four million tonnes of waste that could have been composted. That does not just cover garden waste – about a third of our rubbish can be composted, including tea bags, coffee grounds and egg shells.

Composting helps to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste being sent to landfill and produces a free fertilizer that can help vegetables, shrubs and flowers flourish.

If you’re interested in home composting, see our previous article on the subject, here.

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