Transform your garden for less this spring
Did you know that over a third of your household waste could be composted at home?
This spring Leicester City Council is encouraging residents to give home composting a go, and it has never been easier!
Special Offer: BUY ONE GET ONE HALF PRICE on selected compost bins.
To order your compost bin visit www.getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444. For further information please visit www.leicester.gov.uk/composting
Composting at home is a great way to reduce the amount of waste which goes in to your black bin and you don’t need a big garden or even a lot of garden waste!
You will be amazed at what other organic waste you can compost from fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags, cardboard and shredded paper to even your old woolly socks!
The key to getting great compost is to ensure that you get the right mix!
You want to try and get a 50/50 mix of ‘Green’ wastes such as fruit and vegetable peelings and garden clippings and ‘Brown’ wastes such as newspaper, shredded paper or cardboard. Getting this mix right will help your compost to aerate and break down quicker. However, there are some things you should never add to your compost bin including; meat, cooked vegetables, dairy products, dog faeces or cat litter, nappies, diseased plants or perennial weeds.
*Limit of two subsidised compost bins per household. Offer open to Leicester City Council residents only. Prices will change from the 1st April 2013, offer ends on the 31st March 2013.