29th May 2019

Compost Awareness Week

During this year’s Compost Awareness week, at the beginning of May, Cornwall Council, SUEZ and the Green Waste Company worked together to raise awareness of home composting.

Free compost was made available to members of the public and local schools at two of Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres.

The Green Waste Company, who compost Cornwall’s household green waste, kindly donated the compost to Connon Bridge and United Mines recycling centres where SUEZ staff were happy to help members of the public bag up the free compost for their gardens. Cornwall Council staff were also on hand to help with bagging up the compost and to answer questions on how to get started with composting at home.

Ryan Sleeman, Area Supervisor for SUEZ, said: “It was great to see so many local schools and people taking advantage of the free compost and it provided an opportunity to promote the benefits of composting at home.”

Peter Blenard, a Waste and Recycling Community Support Officer for Cornwall Council, said: “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 really easy to make and use.”

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