Compost Awareness Week Starts May 4th - Order Your Bins Now!

The local council wants to encourage more people to compost their household waste.

They are suggesting that more than a third of your household waste can be composted, leaving more space in your black bin. 

Composted material helps to recycle the nutrients that make plants grow. It feeds the worms that keep soil healthy, and is very low cost to do. 

With national Compost Awareness Week taking place on 4-10 May, now is the perfect time to get started.

Through the council, Central Bedfordshire residents can buy home compost bins at a subsidised price of £13 for a 220-litre bin or £15 for a 330-litre bin.

Ian McMurdy, Waste Awareness Officer for Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “More than a third of household waste is made up of organic material that can be composted at home. Grass cuttings, fruit and vegetable peelings, tea bags and even egg shells are all ideal for composting. 

“Recycling this waste in your home compost bin will not only help break it down in an environmentally friendly way but reduce the amount of waste in your black bin and help you reap the benefit of great quality, free compost for your garden.”

For more information about compost bins, including a buy one, get one half price offer, call 0844 571 4444 and quote reference CBC10L. Alternatively order your home compost bin and accessories at

For more advice and information about home composting, visit


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