Octocentenary bargain bin sale


12-06-2001

Bargain compost bins will be on sale at Cherry Hinton Hall this Friday (15 June) from 10am to 4pm for the knockdown price of ten pounds.

Cambridge City Council are offering everyone the chance in Environment Week to start composting at very low cost to celebrate the city's octocentenary as 800 bins will be on sale.



30% of household waste is organic. This can turned into nutritious compost for your garden. Making compost is a simple way to save on the rubbish we throw away at the same time as making free compost that helps your garden.



Last year, Cambridgeshire County Council spent 5.5 million dumping our waste in landfill sites. The five District Councils spent another 1 million collecting it. But a quarter of it could have been composted in gardens and allotments.



Compost expert, Martin Hodgkinson of Home Composting Solutions, will be on hand to give advice and tips on how to make good compost. He said, 'Composting is a great way to help the environment and save money too. By taking advantage of this offer of low cost compost bins, you can start making composting right away making your kitchen and garden waste into a free supply of compost.'



To order your bin or for further details, call Cambridge Environmental Resources Centre at the Guildhall on 01223 457046.



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Councillor Contacts



  • Cllr Nichola Harrison, LibDem Chair of Environment Committee 01223 501147

  • Cllr John Durrant, Labour Environment Spokesperson 01223 563387

  • Cllr Donald Douglas, Conservative Environment Spokesperson 01223 245357
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