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More reason than ever to recycle in Warwickshire
12:30pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
WARWICKSHIRE residents can now buy reduced priced compost bins from the reuse shops at household waste recycling centres across the county.
It is hoped the 330 litre compost bins, sold for £10 for the first two bins and £15 for any further bins, will encourage Warwickshire residents to start composting at home.
The scheme is run with the assistance of the charity-run reuse shops at the recycling centres which receive a small donation to their charity for each bin sold. The reuse shops support local charities through the sale of goods donated to the shop and are an excellent way to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
A waste analysis carried out earlier in 2013 showed that households in Warwickshire were throwing away 1,200 tonnes of waste in their grey wheelie bins rather than using their green wheelie bin or composting at home.
This costs the tax payer £96,000 a year to dispose of this waste at landfill. It is estimated that each compost bin will divert 150kg of waste a year, each saving £12 on waste disposal costs each year.
For more information, call Warwickshire County Council’s waste management team on 01926 412724 or see www.warwickshire.gov.uk/composting.
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