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203As part of National Compost Awareness Week (1-7 May) Durham County Council is holding a composting session on Thursday 5 May, 9am – 12pm at Durham University Botanic Garden.

The composting session is suitable for all levels of experience, including people who have never composted before. Topics covered will be: the benefits of composting, how to start composting, the materials that can and cannot go into a compost bin and tips and problem solving for composting.

Around one third of the contents of an average UK household bin can be composted at home, such as vegetable peelings, tea bags, cardboard and shredded paper, as well as garden waste.

Home composting helps to reduce the amount of household and garden waste being disposed of and also produces nutritious compost, which can be used on flower beds, vegetable plots and hanging baskets.

Residents are reminded that the council, in partnership with getcomposting.com, offers discounted compost converters to residents as well as a ‘buy on get one free’ offer on selected products. Go to www.getcomposting.com, or call 0844 571 4444 to order a compost bin.

If you are interested in attending the composting session at Durham University Botanic Garden, please contact Strategic Waste Management to book your place (20 places available) by emailing wasteaware@durham.gov.uk or phoning 03000 266 112 by Wednesday 4 May 2016.

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