Halton residents urged to compost up to a third of their household waste (From Runcorn and Widnes World)
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Halton residents urged to compost their waste
HALTON gardeners reaping the benefits of a bumper growing year can get a helping hand from a home composter as they struggle to cope with grass, weeds and leftover plant material.
Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (MRWA) is encouraging home composting as a cheaper and greener alternative to expensive landfill.
MRWA chief executive Carl Beer said: “This year’s weather makes it more opportune than ever for gardeners to deal with their waste in a more environmentally friendly way. Composting makes absolute sense for everyone, the gardener, the tax payer and us.”
Research shows that up to a third of the contents of a Halton household bin could be composted, including kitchen and food waste and small amounts of paper and card.
The Authority is backing a scheme selling discounted composters at less than half price to help drive its compost message home. Details of the promotion of the 220 and 330 litre compost bins are available at www.merseyside.getcomposting.com or by calling 0844 571 4444. Home composters are available from as little as £16.98.
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