Waste prevention officers will be on hand during International Compost Awareness Week (May 1-7) to share their knowledge and teach others about recycling garden waste.
The theme this year is “pass it on”, which is about encouraging people to pass on their composting knowledge to others.
The roadshows have been organised by Leicestershire Waste Partnership, which includes the county, borough and district councils, and will be held at:
Tuesday, May 3: Melton Cattle Market, 8.30am – noon
Tuesday, May 3: Enderby Place to Grow, Mill Lane,10am – 2pm*
Thursday, May 5: Leicester City Farmer’s Market, Humberstone Gate, 10am – 2pm
Thursday, May 5: Watermead County Park, 9.30am – noon
Friday, May 6: Brocks Hill, Oadby, 10am – 1pm
Saturday, May 7: Snibston Discovery Museum, 10am – 2pm
Sunday, May 8: Burbage Common, Hinckley, 10am – 4pm
*A Place to Grow is a community garden project located in Mill Lane, Enderby next to the Leisure Centre.
Tony Kershaw, Chairman of Leicestershire Waste Partnership, said:
“These roadshows are a great way for us to pass on our composting knowledge and for people to find out more.
Composting is great way to not only recycle your garden waste and fruit and vegetable peelings, but also to feed your garden. Anyone who would like to find out more is welcome to come along to a roadshow and have a chat with one of our officers, or call up to speak to one of our Master Composters”
Master Composters, resident composting experts, will also be holding events during the week. For more information call 0116 3057005.
The council is currently offering a number of different food waste digesters for county residents at a reduced rate – compost bins cost £8 for a 220 litre bin and £9.50 for a 330 litre one. For more information visit: www.leics.gov.uk/food_waste_digesters
A Rot a Lot Club has also been set up for anyone who is interested in getting the best out of their composting. For more on this visit the County Council website