Norfolk householders continue to buy home compost bins, while Norfolk Master Composter volunteers are getting involved with a festive training session
Twenty one Norfolk Master Composters attended an event and Christmas gathering this December at How Hill in Ludham.
The session included a close look at mini beasts in compost heaps and wormeries, a tour of the water gardens, finishing off with a Christmas quiz. It was also a time for volunteers to meet, share volunteering and composting stories and experiences.
Norfolk County Council’s home compost campaign, promoting the subsidised compost bins we offer as well as the support available from Master Composters, ran successfully again from May – July this year. Home composting already saves Norfolk County Council an estimated £1.6 million each year in avoided disposal costs. This year’s campaign has led to the sale of a further 1,444 compost bins, with waste diverted this equates to an additional cost saving of £24,161.76 per year.
Master Composters are trained volunteers who raise awareness across the county on the benefits of home composting, they can help people to start composting or offer support to those who may be having problems. They also support the home composting campaign and the sale of compost bins.
Find out more information about Norfolk Master Composters here.