Residents Urged to Compost

Hounslow Council offer cut-price compost bins

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If taking care of Mother Earth is high on your list of priorities for 2012, Hounslow Council suggests you take action to recycle more of your household waste by home composting.

The Council is offering cut-price home compost bins to help get residents started.

More than a third of household waste is made up of organic material which can be composted. For example, garden waste such as grass cuttings, leaves, hedge trimmings and unwanted plants or fruit and vegetable peelings and even tea bags are all ideal for composting.

To encourage more households to compost, Hounslow Council has a scheme in place where home compost bins are made available to residents from only £15 (usual price £29.95) plus delivery.

Councillor Corinna Smart, Hounslow Council’s cabinet member for the environment said: “We want to encourage residents to reduce the amount of waste that they send to landfill. Composting selected kitchen and garden waste is an easy and effective way of reducing, reusing and recycling some of the daily waste we produce, while providing significant benefits for our gardens and the wider environment. It is simple to do and once you get started, you will be surprised at just how much daily household waste can be recycled this way.”

The current offer runs until 31 March 2012 - if you want to beat the annual price increase now is an ideal time to buy. There is also a ‘buy one get one half price’ offer on compost bins to take advantage of.

To order and to see more of the special offers on a range of composting bins, wormeries and accessories visit: or call 0844 571 4444 quoting reference HOU03W.

January 4, 2012