Newton Aycliffe residents are being urged to turn household waste into food for their garden by making compost.
Turning organic waste into compost not only produces a nutritious food for the garden, it also reduces the amount of household waste that ends up in the bin.
Rachel Gatland, waste strategy and policy officer at Durham County Council, said: “More than 30% of the average household’s waste can be composted and, although many are already doing it, we want more people to get involved.”
To help make it easier for people to get started Durham County Council is working with getcomposting.com to offer County Durham residents a discount on the price of selected compost bins.
Residents can get a compost bin from £17.98 and, through a buy one get one half price offer, they can purchase a second bin from £8.99. A £5.99 delivery charge will also apply.
For more details people can visit www.getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444.