Be a gardening hero this spring with our discount compost bin offer

Bins, Waste and Recycling
12:31, Friday, 31st March 2023

Keen gardeners and recyclers can join the compost revolution with a special offer giving North Lincolnshire residents the chance to buy a compost bin for just £15.

The 330-litre bins are ideal for anyone starting out on the composting adventure to transform your kitchen and garden waste into nutrient-rich food for your garden.

Composting at home for a year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the CO2 a kettle produces yearly or a washing machine in three months.

A maximum of two bins per customer can be ordered via this form. (Form no longer available)

They can be collected in a preselected time slot from Cottage Beck Road depot, Scunthorpe, during Compost Awareness Week, Sunday 7 May to Saturday 13 May – more information is on the order confirmation email.

Officers will be on hand to distribute bins and give composting advice.

Composting isn’t just for garden rubbish – it is amazing the household waste that can be tossed into a composter, freeing up space in your other bins as well as cutting carbon emissions:

  • Wood ash from log burners and barbecues
  • Vegetarian pet bedding
  • Algae and aquarium plants
  • Sawdust
  • Human hair and pet fur
  • Tissues and paper towels
  • Old bills, envelopes, confidential paperwork, shredded paper
  • Frayed woolly socks and worn out cotton t-shirts
  • Plastic-free tea bags and coffee
  • Greasy pizza boxes

More information is available on the composting page on our website.

Composting more waste helps your garden and the planet – why not make a pledge to do your bit for the environment now on our A Green Futures pledges page.