Get Composting this Autumn

Shropshire Council and their contractor Veolia are urging residents to get composting now that autumn is now upon us.

The traditional picture of the autumn clear up are mountains of leaves blowing about and smoky bonfires.  This may give rise to nuisance to neighbours and impact on local air quality.  A much more environmentally-friendly idea is to compost your leaves at home.  Simply throw them into a compost bin and over the winter months it will rot down to produce a nutrient-rich, free supply of compost.

Fallen leaves, pruning’s, dead plants and flowers are great material to feed the compost bin and nature makes sure they are in plentiful supply at this time of year.  A good tip is to use a lawnmower to collect up leaves: this shreds the leaves and helps to speed up the composting process at the same time.

To help your get started we are offering discounted compost bins in partnership with  Prices start at £16.98 – less than half the recommended retail price of £39.  Plus A Buy One Get One Half Price offer is also available on selected items!

To see what’s available in your local area - call 0844 571 4444 or visit


James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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