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Recycled garden waste makes for the ideal gnome

Published: 28 February 2019

Three ways to recycle

There's no place like gnome in the winter, but now it's time to head outdoors and get your garden prepped for summer. And what better way than to recycle your garden waste and turn it into compost to help new things grow?

It's easy to make some gnome grown compost. It's the most environmentally friendly option and with compost bins from just £13, it's cheap too.

You can also get your waste collected fortnightly from your gnome sweet gnome by your local council for a small annual fee. If you don't produce much waste, you could even share a subscription with a neighbour. Residents can also take garden waste to their local community recycling centre (CRC) for free.

As well as garden waste such as twigs and grass cuttings, Surrey residents can also recycle cut flowers, fallen leaves, house plants and hedge trimmings.

Last year, around 7,000 tonnes of garden waste was put in rubbish bins in Surrey instead of being recycled. This is not only bad for the environment but it also costs taxpayers' money that could be spent elsewhere.

Mike Goodman, Surrey County Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, said "Gnome matter how much garden waste you produce, the best option is always to recycle it, whether by composting at home, leaving it out for collection or taking it to a CRC. Recycling helps new things grow, which helps the environment and it saves money too."

To find out more, visit the Surrey Environment Partnership website.

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