Could you be part of the compost crew
We’re giving away a new generation of composters to 1000 environmentally-minded residents to find out which one is best.
The trial is part of our commitment to reducing waste and tackling the climate emergency.
Which composters are you giving away?
The composters on offer are a bit different from those you may have seen before. They offer the ability to dispose of much more than vegetables and garden waste.
We have 250 of each of the following composters to give away:
Green Cones, Green Johannas, Wormeries, and Bokashi bins. Each system is very different in both how it looks and the way it works.
We are giving away the composters in return for feedback on how effective they are in real-life situations.
How do I apply for a composter?
You will be able to apply for the composter trial from 20 January until the 3 February. Then 1000 people will be selected at random to receive one.
The lucky recipients will be asked to complete two short surveys about their experience; one after 3 months then again after 6 months.
Why are we doing this?
Should the trial be successful, we will be looking at offering a subsidised scheme so even more people can benefit.
Cllr Rob Walker Cabinet Member for Environment said:
“This scheme will help the council learn more about the types of composter available on the market by understanding how they work in real-life situations. Manufacturer’s guides can only tell us so much, we want to know the good, the bad and the ugly reality behind these innovative composting systems.
We know composting isn’t for everyone, but we hope these new designs will make them accessible to a wider audience.
This is just one of a range of initiatives we are working on to make it easier to reduce waste and recycle more over the next few years.”
In addition to the 1000 residents, testing the new systems out, four members of the compost crew will be vlogging about their experiences. Everyone will be able to see how Emma, Jordan, Bill, and Richard get on by signing up for the waste and recycling e-bulletins at www.kirklees.gov.uk/stayconnected.
How to apply…
You can apply for the composter trial from 20 January until 3 February. Follow the link and sign into your My Kirklees Account.
If you can’t remember your My Kirklees Account login details or don’t have an account scroll to the bottom of the page where you can sign in as a guest.