IT seems hard to believe but all of that unused food and garden waste, which six weeks ago you dumped into your bins, is now being offered for sale as compost
Living up to the old adage of ‘where there’s muck there’s brass’, bosses at Stockport Council in partnership with Recycle for Greater Manchester, are making the locally produced compost available to residents.
The new Revive compost is claimed to be a high-quality peat-free blended compost which was produced from waste collected and processed at facilities in Bolton, Rochdale, Stockport and Trafford.
The facilities turn the waste into 100 per cent natural process and works the same way as a home compost bin does but on a massive scale with up to 175,000 tonnes of food and garden waste being processed at the facilities every year.
To make the compost suitable to be used at home it is blended with forestry by-products such as sawdust and husks. The compost is produced to an approved British Standard and follows the Compost Quality Protocol, which provides reassurance for its use as a multi-purpose peat free compost.
And to prove the point the compost will be used by the Stockport Allotment Association at its ‘five-a-day rainbow plot’ show garden at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, next month.
The compost is available to buy from selected locations and can be used on gardens and for potted plants.
Revive compost is available in 20L (£1.50) and 40L (£2.84) and 60L (£4) bags and can be purchased from Bredbury Parkway.
Revive Compost is also available to purchase in bulk in 1m³ bags as a multi-purpose compost and as a soil conditioner.
For more information visit www.recycleforgreatermanchester.com/revive