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Gloucestershire Recycles are supporting International Compost Awareness Week with their latest campaign – Get Gloucestershire Composting.

Latest update from Gloucestershire Council Newsroom:

The new campaign will encourage residents across the county to compost at home. Making and using compost is easy and can save money in the garden while also helping the environment and boosting the growth of flowers and vegetables.  

Composting at home reduces the carbon emissions from the breakdown of organic matter and reduces emissions from waste vehicles transporting garden waste.

The campaign will encourage residents to start composting at home and give tips about improving home composting. It will include:

  • A competition to win a compost bin that can break down garden waste into compost in just a few months;
  • Free training courses for residents on how to get into composting, how to improve your compost;
  • Free training courses on how to compost in schools;
  • A self-guided learning module on the Gloucestershire Recycles website all about composting.

Cllr David Gray, cabinet member responsible for environment at Gloucestershire County Council, said: “Composting is a simple way to help the environment and save money.

“Homemade compost and mulch are excellent for your newly planted trees and plants in the garden, while reducing the carbon emissions that come with disposing of organic waste.”

Residents can find out more on the Gloucestershire Recycles website, or by emailing [email protected].

For the latest news in this area, you can subscribe to the Gloucestershire Recycles Recycling and Waste Minimisation newsletter, and the Greener Gloucestershire Climate and Sustainability newsletter.

Quoted from Gloucestershire Council’s online newsroom. Original article can be found here: Gloucestershire Recycles campaign encourages residents to get composting – Gloucestershire County Council

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Caroline Talbot
Author: Caroline Talbot