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East Lancashire green groups receive compost from county residents
10:53am Monday 11th February 2013 in News
GREEN-fingered groups in East Lancashire have received compost made from food scraps and garden cuttings recycled by Lancashire residents.
The groups have received a total of 12-tonnes of compost thanks to the partnership between Lancashire County Council and Global Renewables Lancashire Limited to process the county's waste and send less to landfill.
Reachout Pendle Youth Group, managed by Groundwork Pennine Lancashire, has received five tonnes of free compost, which will be used to improve a derelict section of the community allotment and help build five raised beds. Great Harwood Allotments Society has received seven tonnes, which will be used to plant 12 raised beds for community use.
County Coun Albert Atkinson, deputy leader of the county council, said: “Many different projects across Lancashire, including school gardens and community growing schemes, are already benefiting from compost from the Waste Recovery Parks in Thornton and Farington.
“Thanks to people taking part in their local recycling schemes and using their bins for green garden waste, we’ve been able to produce this compost.”