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Don’t waste your waste - Get composting!

Autumn is an excellent time for composting as fallen leaves and other garden waste is in abundance. A compost bin is a great way to recycle this waste in an environmentally-friendly way and with compost bins available at discounted prices, this is the perfect time to start composting.

Compost bin
Simply throw the garden waste into a compost bin and over the winter months it will break down to produce rich nutritious compost that can be used to put life back into the garden.

As well as garden waste, you can also compost vegetable peelings, teabags, coffee grounds, pet bedding and egg shells rather than put them in the black bin.

Home composting provides many benefits, it is easy to make and easy to use, it helps to improve the soil, reduces plant disease and reduces the need for polluting bonfires.

Councillor Xena Dion, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Borough of Poole, said: "Typically, one third of all household rubbish and garden waste is organic matter which can be easily recycled at home in a compost bin. Home composting not only helps to reduce waste sent to landfill and improves our carbon footprint, but if you start composting now you will have a nutritious free supply of compost that will enrich your garden next spring." 

Borough of Poole has teamed up with Getcomposting.com to offer Home Compost Bins at subsidised prices from only £6.00 (RRP £39). As further encouragement for residents to start composting, there is also a Buy One Get One Half Price Offer, adding extra value to residents with larger gardens or those who team up with a friend or neighbour to buy a bin. These offers are available until 31 March 2015.

Compost bins and accessories can be ordered online at www.getcomposting.com or by calling 0844 571 4444.