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Compost and water butts

Composting

Composting is great for recycling your garden waste and fruit and vegetable peelings. You can find out how to use a compost bin on the Recycle Now website.

You can buy a compost bin from the Merseyside compost network website. Prices start at £17.98 plus there is a buy one, get one half-price offer on selected bins (including the £17.98 bin). All residents living in Merseyside can use this offer; its aim is to raise awareness and increase composting across the region.

  • Composting reduces the amount of waste going to landfill
  • Over half of your waste is compostable, like vegetable and fruit peelings, tea and coffee grounds, garden waste and paper and cardboard in small amounts
  • Organic waste rots in landfill, making methane, which is a greenhouse gas that increases the effect of global warming
  • Home compost is free and can improve your soil by adding nutrients, helping water retention and healthy plant growth

Water butts

A water butt is a great way to collect water to use in your garden. St Helens residents can get reduced-price water butts from the Merseyside and Halton Waste partnership website. Prices start from £26.98 for a mini water butt kit. Order your water butt now.