Tag Archive for 'compost'

RHS says autumn is the ideal time to check compost heaps

October 12th, 2012 by Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Advisory Service is encouraging gardeners to check their compost before winter. Lush growth this summer means there are now heaps of grass and hedge cuttings that, if prepared properly, could be made into useful garden compost. “Autumn is the ideal time to check compost heaps,” Guy Barter, RHS Chief Horticultural […]

kerbside collection of food waste in West Dorset

December 20th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Floral St Peters group encourage parishioners to compost their organic kitchen and garden waste

May 15th, 2011 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

PARISHIONERS are being encouraged to minimise green waste and find alternative uses for it by the Floral St Peters group. Compost bins are a convenient and clean way of disposing of organic kitchen and garden waste that could otherwise end up in landfill. Tea bags, coffee grounds, egg shells, small quantities of cardboard and paper, […]

Compost Awareness week from 1 to 7 May 2011

March 30th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The eleventh annual international Compost Awareness Week occurs from 1 to 7 May 2011.  The occasion is organised to raise awareness of the benefits of home and business composting.  For more information please visit the WRAP website. I use a worm composter made of used car tyres.  I got this idea from the vermiculture web […]

On-board with Zero Waste

February 9th, 2011 by Richard Lord

This Fox News was originally broadcast on 18 November 2009.

St Helier Parish food waste produces wonderful compost

October 30th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Food waste is collected from St Helier households in certain districts on a voluntary basis. Initially the participating households were provided with biodegradable bags and a caddy for the kitchen, and to put out on the street for collection. Early trials showed that the biodegradable bags got caught in the blades of the shredder so […]

A Policy Postion Statement on Composting from The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management

May 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) has produced a Policy Position statement on the role of composting in the management of organic waste and considers the operational, policy and environmental issues relating to this practice. The full Policy Position Statement on composting is very worthwhile reading.  It makes manys points that are […]

Accelerated Food Composting

January 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

We should not put food waste into landfills anymore because as food waste decays it produces methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Our soil needs organic matter. By using a composting system that destroys harmful bacteria we can safely apply onto our soil the compost produced from food and […]