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Green fingers can pick up cheap compost

GARDENERS can take advantage of two special offers from Essex County Council which are aimed at promoting recycling.

The council is offering green-fingered gardening enthusiasts 220-litre composting bins for £5, which is 80 per cent off the normal price, and 40-litre bags of locally produced Heathergreen compost at £1 off the usual price from the county's civic amenity and recycling centres.

Cabinet member for waste and recycling Kay Twitchen said: "We hope that these offers will encourage residents to compost their organic waste as this minimises the amount of household waste being sent to landfill, reduces costs and also improves the quality of our gardens, without using environmentally unfriendly products and fertilisers."

The compost, which is ideal for potting, soil improvement and lawn dressing, will be on special offer at the county's 22 civic amenity and recycling centres from Saturday until Sunday, November 10.

The bins are available on a first-come, first-served basis from Original Organics on Freephone 0800 0858088.

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