Brown Bins to Compost Containers!
You may be wondering why Pali are talking about brown bins… Well, Wirral Borough Council have decided to charge £35 a year to empty the brown garden waste bins every fortnight. Apart from the fact that most people didn’t want these brown bins in the first place because they were quite happy with their white garden waste bags, Wirral Borough Council actually make money off selling the compost that's made from the collections!
The start of the charged fortnightly waste collections will begin on the 1st June 2013 and run to the 31st May 2014 but Wirral Borough Council are requesting all those that want to subscribe to this service to pay before the 27th May 2013 to ‘ensure collections will continue without disruption.’
More information about the brown bin collection service is being sent out to 125,000 households across the Wirral who receive the garden waste collections. The £35 fee per year divides into £1.50 per collection and Wirral Borough Council are trying to tempt you into paying for your brown bin collections by offering you a saving of ‘£5 when applying online’. Our advice, turn your brown wheelie bins into compost creators / containers!
You can only recycle grass and hedge cuttings, pruning's, leaves, weeds and dead flowers in the brown bins but in a compost container you can recycle any garden waste, vegetable and fruit peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds, egg shells, cardboard like kitchen or toilet rolls, dead flowers and shredded paper!
And the best bit is you will have homemade compost for your garden to make it flourish all summer long! Tell Pali what your thoughts are on the changes to the garden waste collections and if you are tempted to use your brown bin as a compost creator / container!
Amanda McGovern, Pali Ltd
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