Rugby residents learn more about composting

Residents, councillors and organisers at the community compost event in Rugby NNL-170321-122428001
Residents, councillors and organisers at the community compost event in Rugby NNL-170321-122428001
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Residents were given advice on composting at a community event in Rugby ahead of the looming green bin charge.

Rugby Liberal Democrats arranged for master composters John and Sandy Young to talk to people at the GEC recreation ground on Saturday, March 11.

The couple spoke to residents about how they can waste less food and purchasing reduced price home composters.

Rugby Borough Council will be charging £40 a year for garden waste collections from April 3, much to the dismay of many with a petition launched in opposition last week.

Borough councillor Jerry Roodhouse said: “The response from residents was great with many purchasing composters and learning how to get started with home composting.

“The decision by the Conservatives to charge residents £40 for a green bin means that we have to find alternatives and support people to save money whilst helping the local environment.

“Our thanks go to John and Sandy Young for all their hard work. The event was a great success and we hope to hold another one in the autumn.”

The charity Love Food Hate Waste also attended the event to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help people take action.