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Composting advice on offer at a district council recycle event

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 03, 2013

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HEAPS of advice about composting is being made available at a roadshow being held in North West Leicestershire.

This week is Compost Awareness Week and The Leicestershire Waste Partnership, will be holding an event so people can find out more.

It will be held from 10am to 2pm on Thursday, May 9 in Ashby town centre opposite Boots, in Market Street.

John Richardson, head of community services at the district council, said: “I would encourage residents to come along to f the roadshow.

“By composting, we can all make a positive contribution to the environment by helping to reduce the amount of biodegradable waste going to landfill.”

More information is available by visiting www.getcomposting.com or calling 0844 571 4444.

Warning over ‘cowboy’ fly-tippers

A RURAL watchdog has warned of the danger of ‘cowboy’ fly-tippers dumping waste in South Derbyshire.

The Country Land and Business Association (CLA) has called for the public to think twice before accepting offers from strangers claiming they can cheaply dispose of waste materials.

CLA East Midlands chief Helen Woolley, said: “Householders or builders with waste to dispose of can be tempted by people offering to do the job for cash in hand.

“These cowboys often take the waste and illegally dump it on private land rather than disposing of it legally.

“Fly-tipping is a major problem for farmers and land managers all year round. The owners of the land where waste is dumped have to remove it themselves.”

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