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rubbereye



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PostSubject: Cooncil compost   Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:51 pm

I wasn't sure where to put this one.

The contents of our brown wheely-bins are being chopped up and turned into compost somewhere.

All I ever put into my own brown wheely is stuff I can't easily compost myself - masses of tough hedge clippings and dandelion and dock roots. And when I consider the near uncompostable crap I bin, I wonder what sort of crap other people are binning........ And I wonder about the quality of the resulting compost.

Is the cooncil's compost available to us? What does it cost and is it any good?
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PostSubject: Midlothian Composting   Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:53 am

Forth Resource Mgmt sell on the compost at reasonable prices.
We also got sleepers for raised beds from them.
They were mentioned on an episode of Beechgrove Garden.

http://www.frmrecycling.co.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=26
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PostSubject: Re: Cooncil compost   Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:53 pm

Thanks for that. But is it good stuff?
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PostSubject: Re: Cooncil compost   Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:10 pm

heard it was a load of old rubbish..... :-)

Yes, it is really good. My father in law got us some for the garden and the wee ones vegetables came up great last year.
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Chris



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PostSubject: Cooncil Compost   Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:03 am

Chris,

Thank you for your email regarding the quality of compost resulting from the brown bin.

This material goes to a local company called Forth Resource Management and as a result of both the quantity of material and their expertise they are able to create ideal composting conditions for this material to decompose. This is reflected in the fact that all of our material achieves PAS100 standard, which is the British Standards Institution specification for high quality compost.

If you wish to purchase the compost produced by Forth Resource Management a list of retailers is provided here - http://www.frmrecycling.co.uk/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=43
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