Get composting this Valentines Day

Local florists will see a huge boost to business this week due to Valentines Day with experts predicting that a whopping 50,000 individual roses will be given just in Shrewsbury.

But when the flowers begin to wilt residents are being urged not to bin their blooms but to get composting instead.  

Valentine's Day sees overall sales of fresh flowers quadruple so this is inevitably going to create a lot of organic waste that could be put to good use in home compost bins across the area.

Valentines cards are also a fantastic addition to a home composting heap, by adding drier carbon based material like cardboard this will improve the quality of the compost your produce because it will add structure to your compost and allow air in.

If you want to treat your loved one to an alternative Valentines Day present why not visit for special offers on home compost bins, wormeries, water butts and other green gardening gifts.


James Thompson James Thompson

Waste Prevention Officer, Waste Management, Shropshire Council

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