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Norwich pupils get hands-on with composting

Norfolk County Council, 12 May 2023 00:00

This international compost awareness week Chapel Break Infant School pupils got their hands dirty learning how food waste and garden trimmings can find a new lease of life.

Composting experts shared top tips with the children on how to turn what could otherwise be thrown away into nutritious compost for growing vegetables, plants and flowers.

The event marks the launch of Norfolk's new home composting campaign titled 'Composting, make your garden grow', which encourages people to start composting to help the environment, cut waste, and create a nutritious free resource for their garden.

Cllr Eric Vardy, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said: "It can seem like a little piece of magic when you first use compost you've made at home. It's a great way to reduce waste and save money so we're offering cut price compost bins, and lots of great hints and tips to help people to get composting at home, and make your garden grow."

Compost bin offers, and support from Norfolk's expert Master Composters, are available to residents as well as schools. People across the county will also be able to take advantage of free beginners composting workshops this spring and summer.

To find out more, order a cut price compost bin, or join a free composting workshop, visit the Norfolk recycles website

Further information

International compost awareness week runs from 7 to 13 May. For more information visit the Compost Research and Education Foundation website.

The composting workshops are running from May to September. They are beginners workshops, with two in each district. Those attending can get a further £5 off a compost bin.

Last modified: 14 May 2024 12:45

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