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Free Compost For Community Groups

Community groups are being invited to claim free bags of compost in a scheme that has been organised by Northamptonshire County Council.

The community composting project is aimed at pocket parks, schools and allotment groups across the county and each organisation can apply for up to five free bags of peat free, recycled compost.

Five tonnes of compost has been supplied by Amey, formerly Enterprise, the operating company for Northamptonshire’s household waste recycling centres.

Cllr Michael Clarke, county council cabinet member for transport, highways and environment, said: “Composting is a great way of putting the goodness back into the soil after harvesting a crop.

“Using compost on gardens is a great organic way of improving soil fertility, which means you can great produce without using chemicals.

“Of course there are added benefits in that if waste is being composted it isn’t going to landfill, which is tremendously important.”

If you represent a group and would like to claim five free bags of compost please contact 01604 367440
or visit www.recyclefornorthamptonshire.co.uk

Limited stocks are available.

 
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