Compost Awareness Week 2014

In partnership with Veolia and local volunteers from Shropshire Master Composters we have been taking the composting message out to the people of Shrewsbury today.  

Its all part of International Compost Awareness Week - an annual celebration of all things composting which seeks to get more of use to use recycled compost in our gardens and of course to have a go at making your own compost from everyday household waste such as potato peelings, banana skins, shredded paper, tea bags, vaccum cleaner dust, scrunched up newspaper and grass clippings. 

A range of activities are taking place in Shropshire this week and we kicked off with a 'composting clinic' in Shrewsbury town square today featuring advice, information and giveaways to encourage people to compost more.   Thanks to Garden Organic - the west midlands based charity we were also able to hand out free seedlings (grown in organic peat free compost) courtesy of some lottery funding they obtained to encourage people to try growing their own veg using recycled compost.

As part of the week there is also a special Buy One Get One Half Price offer being run in conjunction with www.getcomposting.com - simply go to their website and type in your postcode to see the great range of discount products on offer to help people in Shropshire to compost more and waste less.

We want everyone in Shropshire to compost at home whenever they can because it makes sense for everyone - why pay for compost from a garden centre - when you can make your own!  Even if you're not into gardening compost is a great way to reduce waste which helps the environment and saves money for everyone.

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James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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