11th May 2017
SUEZ kicks off compost awareness week with Bodmin Community College
SUEZ kicked off Compost Awareness Week today visiting Bodmin Community College to present the college with free bags of compost to use with their Greenfield group of keen gardeners.
The compost, which was produced from green waste collected at Cornwall’s household waste recycling centres, was donated by The Green Waste Company. SUEZ are giving away compost to Cornwall schools visiting our visitor centre in Bodmin up until the end of July to mark International Compost Awareness Week.
International Compost Awareness Week is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week in May. The goal of the program is to raise awareness of home composting and the benefits of using compost to grow healthy plants, to reduce the use of fertiliser and pesticides, to improve water quality and to protect the environment.
Kathryn Hoskin, Teaching Assistant, said: “We are delighted to receive the compost which we will be able to use in the garden and poly tunnel to improve the quality of the soil and help our plants to grow and for sowing seeds. In the last year students have developed a sensory garden, this has included new beds which have been filled with bee friendly plants, which also have different textures and aromas.”
Phil Rudin, Regional Manager at SUEZ said: “We send the green waste which is collected from the kerbside and also waste which residents bring to our recycling centres in Cornwall for composting. Last year, we composted over 31,000 tonnes of waste.
We’re delighted to support Compost Awareness Week and encourage schools to contact our Community Liaison Manager to claim their free compost from our visitor centre in Bodmin!”
SUEZ manages the Bodmin materials recycling facility as well as the Cornwall energy recovery centre, which both have visitor centres that welcome schools groups. Last year, the visitor centre at Bodmin played host to over 2,000 visitors, many from local schools, who came to learn about how Cornwall’s waste is recycled and used to generate energy.
Schools interested in collecting compost, visiting the Bodmin visitor centre or the recently opened visitor centre at the Cornwall energy recovery centre should contact us here.