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Putting your waste to good use

Created on 08/02/2011 @ 19:02
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Food waste should be given a second chance to serve a useful purpose, believes a pioneering local social enterprise.

The Cwm Harry Land Trust is urging more local householders to sign up for its free waste food collection service.
It already retrieves food waste from more than 13,500 homes in Newtown, Welshpool and Montgomery for recycling as nutrient-rich compost.
Each year Cwm Harry supplies more than 200 tonnes of compost to farmers as a grassland fertiliser and soil improver. It's also used on the trust's own organic allotment in Newtown, which provides vegetables to 30 hou   seholds via a box scheme.
Project manager David Clarke said the scheme "benefited everyone".
Rising interest from gardeners has now prompted Cwm Harry to expand its compost production to supply local garden centres.
The Trust has also joined forces with WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) to promote its services to farmers
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