COMPOSTING bins are being recommended as ideal presents for those wishing to help the environment in 2013.

Helen Ryder, from Burnley Council’s Streetscene unit, said: “You can put a bin to use almost immediately by composting the vegetable peelings and remnants from your Christmas celebrations. By next year they’ll have rotted down to produce a nutritious free supply of compost your garden will love.

“Giving a compost bin not only makes a great Christmas gift, but it’s a positive way to start the New Year by helping to significantly reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

“The only down side is you’ll need an awful lot of wrapping paper, but you can always add that to your compost bin too.”

To get a discounted compost bin, and see the range of other green and energy-saving products, go to or call 0844 571 4444.