Free compost for Rochford residents proves popular

Southend Standard: Bea Cook with Max and Ozz Cook. Bea Cook with Max and Ozz Cook.

Residents shovelled up 12 tonnes of free compost – as part of an effort to get more people recycling.

The offer saw a huge mound of compost deposited at Clements Hall Sports Centre, Hawkwell, last Friday morning.

The compost is produced from the recycled green waste of residents in Essex, and was distributed in an initiative by Essex County Council and Rochford District Council.

The aim is to encourage everyone to recycle their food and garden waste – and to give them something back for their efforts.

The recycle for Rochford Team was on hand to answer any compost and recycling questions, and distribute free food waste caddies and composters.

Rochford District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor Keith Gordon, said: “People like the fact it’s coming from their own recycling bins, that they’ve made the effort to separate their waste and they can now feel the benefit of it.

“As Rochford is the best authority in the whole of England for recycling it’s important that we keep this title, and encourage residents to help us recycle as much as we can.”

Bea Cook, from Hockley, took her great-nephews Max, 11, and Ozz, four, along and was glad of the offer.

She said: “We live just nearby and Max wanted some compost because he’s got some carrots to grow, he’s done some gardening for me before.”

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1:26pm Thu 27 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

No Sh1t, nice to see the freebies given away by our generous council...
No Sh1t, nice to see the freebies given away by our generous council... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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1:54pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Leon__ says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense, I gave you a thumbsup despite the fact you beat me to it with the NS comment.

I have been forced to think of something else to write now in relation to the compost story. But, I can't, because it's just too degrading...
carnmountyouknowitma kessense, I gave you a thumbsup despite the fact you beat me to it with the NS comment. I have been forced to think of something else to write now in relation to the compost story. But, I can't, because it's just too degrading... Leon__
  • Score: 2

11:29pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

Technically it's food waste from kitchens, rather than sh1t
Technically it's food waste from kitchens, rather than sh1t Kim Gandy
  • Score: 0

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