Notts: Schools invited to get a free compost bin check-up

Guardian News
Guardian News

As part of International Compost Awareness Week from 4th to 10th May, the County Council’s Schools Waste Action Club (SWAC) is offering Notts schools the chance to receive a free check-up to see how their compost bins are progressing.

SWAC ‘doctor’ Lydia Powles will be examining the contents of the compost bins to see how effective they’re being and will “prescribe” any necessary treatment to help the composting process along.

Lydia said: “This is another way of getting children interested in recycling from a young age.”

Since the project began in 2001, Notts SWAC has successfully worked with over 250 primary, secondary and special schools helping them to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste.

Schools interested in booking in for a free compost check-up should email swac@nottscc.gov.uk or call Lydia on 0115 977 4936.