Green fingered volunteers are needed to increase home composting and reduce the amount of biodegradable waste going to landfill.
Durham County Council will help the volunteers become Master Composters and they will be out and about across County Durham to advise residents on the benefits of composting and giving top tips on how to get the best from home composting.
Since May 2009, the Master Composters have put in some 500 hours volunteering at more than 100 events. These include roadshows, community gardens, allotments, farmers’ markets and schools.
Rachel Gatland, waste strategy and policy officer, Durham County Council, said: “We are looking for enthusiastic gardeners, allotment holders or anyone with green fingers to become a Master Composter.
“There is lot of material which goes to waste and could be easily composted and safeguard the environment. These volunteers do a great amount of work in encouraging others to be responsible and compost as much as they can.”
The scheme is open to residents of County Durham and volunteers must be over 18-years-old.
More details are available from Strategic Waste management on 03000 266 112 or email [email protected]
Pictured above (left to right): Rachel Gatland, waste strategy and policy officer, Durham County Council, Lesley Gowland, senior waste permit officer, Durham County Council and Master Composter Rachel Markham.