More than 200 people choose to grow, not throw – now you can too

Bins, Waste and Recycling
16:44, Thursday, 21st May 2020

More than 200 people have already signed up to the ‘grow, don’t throw’ scheme from North Lincolnshire Council, doing more for the environment and reducing food waste.

The new scheme gives residents the option of exchanging their brown bin with a new free home composter, focusing efforts on recycling a greater range of household waste rather than throwing food waste away.

185 households have committed to going green with 47 registered for more information on using composting to manage their garden and organic household waste.

There are huge benefits to home composting, it enables people to have more choice over how to manage their waste and is more sustainable and better for the environment.

Free home composters on offer will be 220 litres or 330 litres, so people can choose what the best option for their garden would be. A ten litre bag of compost can cost between £3 and £4 so you could save up to £115 on average by making your own using one of the 330 litre bins.

It is simple to do and a lot of daily household waste can be recycled. This includes shredded paper and torn cardboard to fallen leaves, raw fruit and vegetables, used tea bags and grass cuttings.

If you have a garden, you could recycle your household and garden waste into compost rather than throwing it away, transforming it into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your plants, which is inexpensive and easy to make.

Join the recycling revolution and register for a free composter by completing the online form on our website.

Our waste services staff are contacting all those have registered to date, and are arranging delivery of composters and recovery of brown bins as soon as possible.

You can find lots more information on getting started at the home composting page on our website, including other key ingredients and top tips.