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Rooting for nature: home composting live Q&A event

26 June 2020

Norfolk County Council wants to get more people home composting and is hosting a live question and answer session next Wednesday (1 July) at 7pm. The event, which is part of this year’s Rooting for Nature campaign, will be hosted by avid gardener and master composter, Bee Springwood, on the County Council’s Facebook page.

In partnership with Garden Organic, Norfolk County Council organises a network of master composters across Norfolk to help raise awareness of the benefits of composting.

Following on from the success of the first live Q&A in May, Bee said: “With people spending more time at home, why not learn how to compost? It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy your garden more, large or tiny, and sorting composting is part of that. Everything is useful from food waste to bindweed! 

“I’m always being asked about the type of things that can and cannot be composted, so this is a great way to reach lots of people across the county and beyond to share knowledge. I will also be giving advice and tips on alternative methods of composting at home using wormeries and Bokashi composting, so I do hope you can join us.”

Norfolk County Council’s cabinet member for environment and waste, Cllr Andy Grant, said: “There are so many benefits from home composting. It makes a huge difference to the environment and to people’s wellbeing. By cutting down on the amount of waste we send for disposal, home composters are already helping to recycle around 14,245 tonnes of waste each year.

“In partnership with Get Composting, we are offering discounted composting bins to help people get started and you don’t have to have a huge garden to compost. Making nutrient-rich fertiliser for your soil is great for pots and borders.”

To find out more about composting and to order a discounted compost bin, visit NorfolkRecycles.com

A new addition to the range of composting bins from Get Composting is the Bokashi Bin which allows you to compost all of your food waste including, meat, fish, dairy products and any other organic material in one container.

An offer to buy one get one half price applies when ordering two of the same compost bin.

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