Compost your Christmas waste

More green waste is thrown away at Christmas than any other time of the year – and you could make a real difference by composting, according to Lancashire County Council.
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Waste experts are urging everyone to cut the amount we put in our bins and consider giving their garden a head start by composting at home.

County Coun. Janice Hanson, cabinet member for waste, said: “Over 30% of all the waste we throw away could be composted and this figure rises at Christmas.

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“As well as composting fruit and veg from the kitchen and green garden waste, please make an effort to recycle any extra packaging or recyclables from celebrations, which as well as being good for the environment, helps us all save money on dealing with the waste.”

Lancashire County Council has teamed up with to offer quality compost bins at great prices – you can buy a 220 litre bin for under £25 including £5.49 delivery, with a buy one, get one half price offer currently available. For more details, call 0844 571 4444 or look online at