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Why it’s important to recycle and compost

There are many reasons why it’s important to recycle and compost as much as possible:

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The magic of home composting

Home composting is nature’s recycling service, allowing households to recycle a substantial amount of their waste – including vegetable peelings, fruit waste, teabags, grass cuttings, cut flowers, paper kitchen towels, egg shells and cereal boxes – without it ever leaving your home.  Local authorities can also use industrial composting facilities to recycle all of the above as well as cooked food waste.

If it is buried in landfill sites, this biodegradable waste lets off methane as it rots ‘anaerobically’ (without the presence of air).  Methane is a harmful greenhouse gas that is 20 times more damaging than carbon dioxide.  But in a compost bin or industrial composting facility, the presence of air completely changes the way the waste decomposes and methane is no longer released.

The four Partner Boroughs have all teamed up with to provide residents with reduce-priced products such as home compost bins, water butts and more. Click on your local council’s logo below from more details of subsidised compost bin offers.  For hints and tips about home composting, visit the Recycle Now home composting pages

Subsidised compost bin offers from your local council