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Compost bins and water butts

Composting

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use. 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. They are made from 100% recycled plastic. Their prices start at £25.00 plus there is a buy one, get one half-price offer on selected bins. 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

Did you know, composting at home for just one year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the CO2 your kettle produces annually, or your washing machine produces in three months?

Water butts

A water butt is a great way to save on water which you can use in your garden or any other outdoor jobs, it collects the rainwater from your roof into the water butt via your drainpipe, plus they are made from 100% recycled plastic. St Helens residents can get reduced-price water butts from the Merseyside and Halton Waste partnership website. Prices start from £34.99 for a mini water butt kit. Order your water butt now. Become part of the environmental water solution today.