Compost bins for 10,000 homes

TEN thousand residents in the Borough are to get compost units.

The bins will be issued to selected households before the end of March.

Bin will be issued to Harpur’s Hill, Heights, Greenhall Highway and the Mountsandel area (Coleraine); Coleraine Road to Strand Road area, Mill Road to St. Johns Close area, Mill Road (Sunset to Warren areas), Station Road area (Apollo to Millbank) and Knockancor (Portstewart); Coleraine Road and all areas to the east (Crocknamac to Magheramenagh/Hopefield), Portrush, all of Garvagh, Kilrea and Castlerock

Jonathan Wilson, from Council’s Technical Services told The Times: “Council received 100 percent funding through the ‘Think Waste Campaign’ to facilitate a home composting pilot scheme in selected areas across the Borough.

“The aim of this project is to encourage residents to proactively reduce their green waste, such as their grass and vegetable peelings. This will result in less green waste going to landfill sites.”