Compost giveaway supports awareness week

UK composting facility West London Composting (WLC) has announced it will supply its local authority partners with free compost to celebrate this year's International Compost Awareness Week.

The council will then be able to distribute the free compost amongst residents during the course of the awareness week, which runs from 1-7 May, as part of a bid to offer the opportunity to understand what happens to kitchen and garden waste after it is collected from local homes.

Negotiations are currently underway to organise the most suitable venue and date for the compost give-away, for which residents will be invited to visit a nearby site to collect and bag supplies of WLC’s compost.

The composting facility is worth around £2.5 million, and is dedicated to partnering with local authorities in order to help the UK reach its recycling targets of 25% for 2005 / 2006. It is project managed by the Composting Company.

“We are actively working with our local authority partners to help the UK increase the amount of waste that it recycles and believe that it is terribly important for people to see for themselves how top quality compost is produced from the organic waste collected from their homes,” managing director of WLC Martin Grundon explained.

By Jane Kettle

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