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Tuesday, 12 February 2013 (3035307)
Gardeners given seven tonnes of free compost
by David Simister

A GREEN-FINGERED group in West Lancashire has been given seven tonnes of free compost collected by the borough's residents.

Members of the Hesketh Bank Allotment and Leisure Gardeners Association were given the delivery - made up largely of food scraps and garden waste - by Lancashire County Council, who said they had teamed up with Global Renewables Lancashire Limited to limit the amount of waste sent to landfill sites.

County Councillor Albert Atkinson, deputy leader of the county council, said: “Many different projects across Lancashire, including school gardens and community growing schemes, are already benefiting from compost from the Waste Recovery Parks in Thornton and Farington.

”Thanks to people taking part in their local recycling schemes and using their bins for green garden waste, we've been able to produce this compost. It's great that it's being used to improve the local environment.“

The compost is made at the Thornton and Farington Waste Recovery Parks from green garden and food waste collected at the kerbside by district councils across Lancashire.

For more information about the waste facilities and compost, including how community groups can apply for some compost, visit


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