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Allotment Stuff => Allotment Movement => Topic started by: merv on October 07, 2003, 19:56:16

Title: Free Compost Bins
Post by: merv on October 07, 2003, 19:56:16
Hiya  :)


Free compost bins; one big black, one small green, are widely available pretty well all over.  If you live in a flat there is no problem and there is no problem taking it to your Allotment once it has been delivered to your home.

Order through your Council or on line at

http://www.compost-it.org.uk
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: Ceri on October 07, 2003, 20:08:05
I don't think North Tyneside are that generous!  I've had a look at NTC's website and I can't find such a nice offer!  I did buy two subsidised one through our council a couple of years ago, but these are already well-used in the garden - I'll have a go at our council to see if I can get anywhere
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: merv on October 07, 2003, 20:19:49
Hi.

Try the web site http://www.compost-it.org.uk
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: merv on October 07, 2003, 20:28:22
Umm, see what you mean.. have you read their doc.."What a Waste"?
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: Ceri on October 07, 2003, 20:44:05
Yes, I have - lots of 'vision' and 'committed to' interspersed with 'in future years we may...'.  Usual codswallop.  Interesting that one of their 'future years' ideas is central composting, but that they don't think the end product would be of a high enough quality for parks and public spaces - what do they do at the moment - buy peat in or something horrendous?  One or two mentions of home composting being a good thing, and that was it.  I feel a minor 'Ceri the composting councillor' alliteration coming on!  We have a new home recycling scheme and I would love to be clever enough to work out if it actually saves energy, or whether, as I suspect, the scheme costs energy in real terms, and is just for government figures!
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: legless on October 07, 2003, 21:29:11
ours are subsidised Ceri through the same scheme but not free... :(

they do leaf mould thingys and waterbutts too.....
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: Beer_Belly on October 17, 2003, 09:25:32
Merv - thanks for the tip - both my parents and brother live in Lancashire so they've ordered for me.
I just have to figureout how to get them over to NL now.
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: merv on October 17, 2003, 15:32:12
Oh NO!

Smuggling Compost Bins into Holland!  :P
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: rewsal on November 06, 2003, 01:53:14
Hi,
      Croydon Council don't give them away for free but only charge £5. So if you live in Croydon or know someone who does and would not use one give it a go
Regards
Rewsal
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: Beer_Belly on November 06, 2003, 09:04:50
I've just had a phonecall from my mum to say that a Dalek has appeared in her garden  :o  That must be my compost bin, she says it's massive though so I'm really unsure as how I'm going to get it over here. ???
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: busy_lizzie on November 06, 2003, 15:30:55
Hi, being trying to get a compost bin too, and Cerig is right, unfortunately North Tyneside sell their compost bins for £16.45.  It is only the lucky Lancashire residents that seem to be able to get them free. Ah well! That old dust bin will have to do for the moment. :( busy_lizzie
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: Colin_Bellamy-Wood on November 06, 2003, 22:17:03
Beer Belly - why not send by TARDIS?
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: Ceri on November 07, 2003, 08:45:55
BB - punch a few holes in the rim, tie string through them and wear it down the road
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: Beer_Belly on November 07, 2003, 09:39:49
Colin - The Tardis idea is a good one  :D

Cerig - I don't think sleazyjet would let me on the plane wearing a "dalek"
Title: Re: Free Compost Bins
Post by: merv on November 07, 2003, 19:22:44
Ummm, is there a Size Limitation or is it only a Weight Limitation, on sleazy?

Try cargo?  it doesn't weigh much.