26 April 2008

Compost Corner

For all the green-fingered people living in Brockley!

Compost Workshop: 6 May

Do you want to know more about how to make your own compost for your garden or allotment?

As part of Compost Awareness Week, which runs from 5 to 10 May, Lewisham Council is holding a compost workshop for residents.

When: Monday 6 May
Time: 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Location: Civic Suite, Catford.

Compost Awareness Week aims to encourage more people to recognise the benefits of home composting and the great results that can be achieved by using peat-free compost containing recycled material.

Did you know that as a nation we produce around 300 million tonnes of rubbish a year and over half of this waste can be easily recycled. Over one third of the contents of an average UK household bin can be home composted, not to mention all the garden waste that can be added to a compost bin.

As well as learning how to successfully get your own compost started, we also have a limited number of free compost bins available. If you would like to attend this or other compost workshops held during Compost Awareness Week, or get a free compost bin contact Beth Sowden on 020 8314 2053 or email her at recycle@lewisham.gov.uk .

Don’t forget, it’s not too late to register to become a Recycling Champion. Call Beth (as above) or Nicky Callan on 020 8314 2245.

For more information about home composting go to http://www.wrap.org.uk/composting

For more information about Compost Awareness Week go to www.compostawarenessweek.org.uk

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