Community Composting Waste Minimisation Scheme
The aim of the Community Composting Waste Minimisation scheme is reduce the amount of domestic waste that goes into land fill sites from the local area. The scheme started in early 2001. We have just recieved funding from the Royal Society for Nature Conservation SEED Programme to carry on the scheme till 2004. We aim to have up to 1000 households on the scheme by that time
The free kerb side collection service operates in 16 streets in the Tang Hall Estate and Lawrence Street areas, using a load bearing cycle trike. Throughout 2003, households which are not already participating in the scheme along these streets, will receive a green box and details of what materials are collected for recycling and when. We are able to recycle green garden waste, paper, glass, cans and plastic bottles. The green waste is composted down and then sold, at a very cheap price, as an excellent soil conditioner.
Collections are weekly
This scheme is provided free of charge thanks to generous donations from Walmgate Ward (£1,700) and British Sugar (£2,000), and by a £43,000 grant from the ‘Social, Economic and Environmental Development (SEED) Programme’, which distributes National Lottery money on behalf of the New Opportunities Fund.
FREE COLLECTION OF GREEN WASTE, PAPER, CANS, PLASTIC, GLASS
If you wish to join our scheme then please phone Graham or John on (01904) 411821