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Free meals for school children during half term

The council will be giving out free meals to children during the October half term (26 - 30 October)

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Composting is a natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden.

What can be composted?

More than 30% of household waste can be composted at home. To get the best compost, it is best to add an equal mixture of greens and browns. It's easy to make and use.

Greens are wet items such as tea bags, vegetable peelings, grass and fruit. Browns are dry items such as leaves, dead plants, cardboard and paper.

Getting started with composting

You can buy discounted compost bins through WasteAware. To order your home compost bins and accessories visit Get Composting or phone the Home Compost Bin order line on 0844 571 4444.

Compostable bags

Compostable bags for food waste can be paper bags or the corn starch type. Corn starch compostable bags compost in the process and do not contaminate the compost produced at the end. These bags are a good way to contain all types of food waste and are clean, reduce smells and the likelihood of maggots. They can be bought from most major supermarkets, larger convenience stores and a number of online suppliers.

You should buy 5-7 litre bags to fit your caddy.

Look out for the seed logo as no other bags can be used in your brown bin.

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