No cost compost kits for Hackney schools

Composting in Hackney schools pic: Hackney Council

Local schools and communities are being offered free composting equipment by Hackney Council.

It is the second time the council’s recycling team is teaming up with the London Community Resource Network and ecoACTIVE to support composting equipment for local communities and schools since 2010.

The aim of the project is to develop schemes that will help reduce local waste.

The domestic waste collected will be made into compost and the local authority will then use it on its green space and parks.

Jessica Dolan, senior education officer for ecoACTIVE, explained the benefits: “The free composting equipment is an economical as well as an environmental way for people to deal with their daily waste.”

So far only a small number of schools have applied for the free composting equipment but with two weeks left to apply the council is hoping for more applications.

The deadline for schools and communities to apply for free composting equipment is January 30. For more information, visit the council website.

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