Composting project set for launch

A quarter of households now make their own compost from waste.
A quarter of households now make their own compost from waste.
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RESIDENTS in the Milnathort area who do not receive a brown-lidded bin service for food and garden waste are being invited to take part in a pioneering home composting project.

Perth & Kinross Council is working with Zero Waste Volunteers and Milnathort in Bloom to deliver the project, which offers both traditional and modern home composting systems free of charge to householders living within a 5km radius of Milnathort who do not have a brown-lidded bin.

Householders taking part in the project will be invited to local composting workshops led by the Zero Waste Volunteers, where they will receive advice about the different types of composting systems available and the option of local support for any queries or issues that may arise.

The first series of composting workshops begin this month and invited householders in the Milnathort area are encouraged to sign up to these to find out more about the project and about home composting in general.

The Council’s environment convener, Councillor Alan Grant, said: “The project highlights the ease with which food and garden waste can be composted at home to make an excellent soil conditioner for the garden, as well as how home composting systems can fit in with individual households’ needs – a large garden is not essential. Cooked food can be composted in some systems, which is helpful for residents. There will also be support on hand to help with any queries during the project.”

For further information, call 01738 476476 or email recycle@pkc.gov.uk