At the moment the council provide us with two wheelie bins - one for garden waste and one for household rubbish. They have also provided us with a box in which to collect glass (bottles & jars) and cans, and a bag for newspapers and magazines. The council don't collect plasic bottles, but we do collect them and take them to the local recycling centre. At the moment all my kitchen waste goes in the compost bin at the bottom of the garden but obviously not left-over cooked food, so you can see we already recycle most of our household rubbish.
However, this leaflet informs us that the council will now supply us with another wheelie bin (I'll have to decorate all these bins!) in which to put glass, plastic and cans, and a large sack for newspapers and cardboard so they will be collecting everything.
A wormery transforms all your kitchen waste - peelings, eggshells, paper towels, cooked left-over food, etc, etc, into liquid fertiliser for your garden.
The one I have bought is a small one - Capacity : 21 Litres340mm x 440mm(13.4" x 17.3") and will sit outside my kitchen window. They don't smell and don't take much looking after. You just put your rubbish in and get the fertiliser out!
I have been thinking about buying a wormery for some time but was galvanised into action by an advert I saw in a magazine by Shell Oil advocating recycling, it said:
Never throw anything away, there is no away
I'll let you know how it goes with the wormery when it arrives!
Sunday 22nd April