Compost and water butts
Composting is great for recycling your garden waste and fruit and vegetable peelings. You can find out how to use a compost bin on the Recycle Now website.
You can buy a compost bin from the Merseyside compost network website. Prices start at £17.98 plus there is a buy one, get one half-price offer on selected bins (including the £17.98 bin). All residents living in Merseyside can use this offer; its aim is to raise awareness and increase composting across the region.
- Composting reduces the amount of waste going to landfill
- Over half of your waste is compostable, like vegetable and fruit peelings, tea and coffee grounds, garden waste and paper and cardboard in small amounts
- Organic waste rots in landfill, making methane, which is a greenhouse gas that increases the effect of global warming
- Home compost is free and can improve your soil by adding nutrients, helping water retention and healthy plant growth
A water butt is a great way to collect water to use in your garden. St Helens residents can get reduced-price water butts from the Merseyside and Halton Waste partnership website. Prices start from £26.98 for a mini water butt kit. Order your water butt now.