Moray - Reduce
Food and garden waste amounts to about 20% of the average household’s waste. This waste takes up space in landfill sites and produces methane, an explosive gas that can also contribute to global warming. Composting stops some of this waste from going to landfill. It breaks down organic materials into basic nutrients. These nutrients can be used to improve soil quality and help your plants to flourish. This saves you money and reduces the need for expensive chemical fertilisers that are harmful to the environment.
Master Composter is a community led scheme operating
in the North East of Scotland. Run jointly by RAGS and Aberdeen Forward,
the scheme aims to take home composting to a new level. This will be achieved
through an increase in support and information provision for those interested
in home composting. You can contact your Master Composter Project Officer
Contact: Sheila Wiseman, Tel: 01343 557045 / 07977 049588
Moray Waste Busters also distribute compost bins and have a composting demonstration site in Forres for school visits and composting workshops.
Contact: Moray Waste Busters, C/O Waterford Recycling
Centre, Waterford Road, Forres, IV36 3TN, Tel/Fax: 01309 676056.
For home composting advice, please click
Repair instead of buying new
Another way in which you can reduce your waste is by repairing items instead of replacing them.
Furniture can be upholstered:
Storm Upholstery, 2 Bogton Place, Forres, Morayshire,
Clothes can be repaired and altered:
Veronique’s, 167 High Street, Elgin, Morayshire,
If you have any queries, please email us, or call 0845 600 5 333