Thursday, April 02, 2020

Please don't burn waste, compost instead

With many of us currently spending more time at home we may have more food waste and garden waste to deal with, particularly those keen gardeners amongst us. 

Composting is a great way of disposing of garden waste and some food items that you would normally dispose of in your grey bin, such as raw fruit and vegetable scraps, even paper and cardboard. It also saves money on fertiliser.

Please don't burn rubbish at home. If the fire gets out of hand it could endanger yourself and others.

Find out more about home composting, including where you can get a bin, by visiting www.westlancs.gov.uk/homecomposting.

Councillor Kev Wilkie, whose cabinet responsibilities include waste management, said: "Home composting helps the garden and is one of the most environmentally friendly ways of recycling.  Please don't be tempted to start a fire to burn rubbish at home. As a firefighter I know only too well how easily fires can get out of hand and the terrible consequences this can have."

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