I would like to order a compost bin...what options are available?
Many local councils continue to subsidise compost bins. In the first instance, contact your local authority and find out if a scheme is running in your area. Alternatively many garden centres, DIY stores and online stores sell a variety of compost bins to meet all garden sizes and needs.
The Recycle Now home composting programme started in 2004 by offering subsidised bins, with the support of local authorities, to householders across England. As a result, the programme has encouraged approximately 2 million households to start composting at home. The use of these compost bins has meant that over 350,000 tonnes of waste has been diverted from the waste stream each year.
The programme has now met its original target and has successfully demonstrated that home composting is a simple method that many of us can implement to reduce the amount of waste put out for collection. As compost bins are now freely available in many retail outlets, the campaign will now focus on providing advice and support to novice and more experienced composters.