Home composting kits aim to reduce landfill waste

KINROSS-SHIRE residents are being helped to ‘go green’ thanks to a home composting project being rolled out this week.

Under the scheme, householders who live within a five-kilometre radius of Milnathort and who do not receive a brown bin collection service for their garden and food waste are being given home composting equipment in a bid to reduce the amount of waste going into landfill.

The Kinross-shire Home Composting Project has been developed through a partnership between Perth and Kinross Council, Milnathort in Bloom, a local Zero Waste volunteer and the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.

The local authority’s environment convener, Councillor Alan Grant, explained: “The Project enables householders to divert their food and garden waste from landfill, with support on-hand from the local Zero Waste volunteer, who will host composting workshops over the coming months and also provide one-to-one advice and answer any queries householders taking part in the Project may have.”

The equipment, which has been stored at Dobbies at Turfhills, is being delivered to households by people carrying out unpaid work as part of their community payback orders. For more information, visit www.pkc.gov.uk/composting