Thursday, April 26, 2007

London, Hackney - Compost in the Park


As part of International Compost Awareness Week, Hackney Council’s recycling team are holding a fun packed, family day out in Clissold Park on May 12, from 11am to 3pm.

Building on the success of last year’s event, this years promises to be bigger and better! There’s plenty for kids to do; they can see worms creating compost, enter the compost colouring in competition, and take a chance on the lucky dip to win goodies ranging from a junior wormery to pencils made from recycled CD cases. There will also be a bouncy castle and free face painting to keep junior composters busy.

With more and more Hackney residents choosing to compost at home, the event will provide expert advice from ELCRP (East London Community Recycling Partnership) and ecoACTIVE. LCRN (London Community Recycling Network) will be holding workshops on how to create the perfect compost for your garden.

The recycling team will be on hand to discuss any composting and recycling issues you may have, as well as taking orders for subsidised compost bins and wormeries. Any Hackney resident who places an order could be in a chance of winning a £50 shopping voucher!

Residents can bring a picnic, and come along and see what composting is all about in Hackney. It’s a fun, free day out for all, with free compost samples for all those who register their interest in home composting.

Up to 30% of what goes into an average household bin can be composted, reducing waste and creating a natural food for your garden, so come along to Clissold Park and find out how you can cut down on your household waste.

This is the colouring in competition for kids so that they can win a junior wormery!


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