Council Selling Compost Bins For Green Waste

Chairman of Down District Council, Councillor Dermot Curran, said, “Composting green waste helps to significantly reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, while producing good quality compost for our gardens. “It is not difficult to do and it seems to be becoming more popular, with approximately one third of households now composting through the brown bin scheme, the HRC’s or in their home composting bin. Householders in the area composted more than 3000 tonnes of garden waste last year and it would be great to see this increase over the coming year”.

“> To claim a free bag of compost, visit Down District Council at Strangford Road during June to purchase your compost bin. Booklets containing advice for composting at home will also be available. Compost is limited to one bag per customer, and with limited availability, those interested are encouraged to come early to avoid disappointment. Throughout Compost Awareness Month, Down District Council will also be organising workshops with schools and community groups. If you would like to know more about home composting or attend a workshop, please contact Rebecca McGreevy, Assistant Education Officer on 028 4461 0843 or visit]]>