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Home composting - have you bin there yet?

We all know that recycling is good for our environment and home composting is just one of the ways we can all reduce the amount of household waste sent to landfill.

It's International Compost Awareness Week this week (7 - 13 May) and High Peak Borough Council has teamed up with to encourage more people to get involved by offering compost bins at discounted prices.

Recycling and waste officer at the Council, Rebecca Dodd, said: "More than 30% of household waste can be composted and although many people already compost at home we want others to get involved.

"It's simple to do and once you get started you'll be surprised at just how much household waste can be recycled - and your efforts will be rewarded with a free supply of high quality compost for your garden."

Composting bins usually cost £39 but the Council and are offering discounted compost bins from as little as £17.98. There's also a special 'buy one get one half price' offer - so why not join with a neighbour and get a second bin for just £8.99?

Food waste digesters and hot composters are also available allowing you to compost all of your food waste and products are suitable for everyone from seasoned composters to new recruits.

Rebecca added: "This is a great incentive which we hope will encourage more residents to set up their own composting communities and share the rewards."