Merton offers special deal on compost bins – NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Merton Council is encouraging residents to “Give Back to the Earth” to promote composting at home – the theme of this year’s international Compost Awareness Week (6-12 May 2012).

To help residents with their composting, Merton has teamed up with to provide an exclusive offer of home compost bins and other great green products at a reduced price while stocks last.

Residents taking advantage of this offer will pay £6 for a 220-litre composter and £9 for a 330-litre bin, with a £5.49 delivery charge per order. There is also a multi-buy offer of buy one, get one half price. Residents can buy up to four subsidised compost bins per household.

Residents interested in buying a council-subsidised compost bin should log on to and choose the one most suitable for their needs. Alternatively, they can call 0844 571 4444.

Councillor Andrew Judge, cabinet member for environmental sustainability and regeneration, said: “Almost 30 per cent of household waste can be turned into compost. This is why we’re continuing to provide subsidised compost bins to residents. Composting is an excellent way of recycling and it also tackles our growing problem of landfill.”

UK households in England throw away around 4 million tonnes of waste every year that could have been composted. Home composting not only helps to significantly reduce carbon emissions, it can also be used as an effective and sustainable waste management method to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

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