Compost Awareness Week 2013!
CAW aims to encourage more people to realise the benefits of home composting and the great results that can be achieved by using peat-free composts containing recycled material.
Throughout the week a variety of organisations will be encouraging people to give new composting activities a go.
However people choose to get involved, there are plenty of things which will not only help the environment, but also help our gardens grow greener. Here are just some of the things we could all try this Compost Awareness Week.
- New to composting? Why not give composting a go. Anyone with outside space can compost at home.
a compost champion? Think about additional things you could compost,
such as eggs shells, tea bags or even the contents from your vacuum
- Don’t know what to do with your compost? Try using your homemade compost to enrich your borders or to give your potted plants and containers an extra boost.
- Ever tried peat-free compost? It’s made from recycled materials - and that’s good news for the environment because it helps to cut down the amount of organic waste that is sent to landfill.
- Fancy being a wormery wonder? Wormeries are ideal for people who don’t produce very much garden waste or have limited outside space. Small amounts of garden waste can go into a wormery, together with some cooked food scraps.
A variety of compost bins and womeries are available trough Northants.getcomposting.com at reduced prices.
Download a copy of the Compost Bin Leaflet for more information.
This year to celebrate Compost Awareness Week Kettering Borough Council will be giving away bags of compost to Kettering Borough residents.
If you would like a FREE bag of organic compost then visit Asda, Northfield Avenue, Kettering on Saturday 11th May between 10am and 2pm (next to the old garden centre).
We will be giving away one 55ltr bag of compost per Kettering Borough resident and there will also be the opportunity to win one of three copies of 'Food from your garden or allotment' books. Advisers will be on site to give advice on composting as well as other recycling subjects.
If you can't make it on the day but would still like a chance to win one of the books, then email the answer to the following question to RefuseAndRecycling@kettering.gov.uk along with your name, address and telephone number (so we can contact you if you win).
What two 'colours' would you see in a compost bin?
A). Greens and Browns
B). Pinks and Blues
C) Blacks and Whites
Last updated: 03/05/2013