If you don’t already own a compost bin, make sure you buy one this spring. We've got reduced prices for all West Sussex residents on both 220L and 330L bins – costing you as little as £15.

To take advantage of this offer, all you need to do is visit our composting page. It has everything you need to buy your bin and how to get the best out of it.

Why buy it now?

1. Because the warmer weather speeds up the microbes which break down the compost for you.

2. Because we all eat more fruit and veg in the summer, and all those peelings are perfect for the compost bin.

3. Because if you start now, you should get compost in time to fill up your patio pots and bedding plants for the summer. It can take as little as 6 weeks.

4. Because the sooner you start, the sooner you will reap the benefits in your own garden, and without having to buy compost from a garden centre or supermarket.

There are tons of things you can put in a compost bin, in fact its thought as much as 30% of what you put in your bin could be composted.

Together we make a difference

For every 7 households that compost, a tonne of waste is diverted from landfill every year. And that soon adds up.

Your family gets free bucketfuls of compost created from your waste that helps put nutrients back in the soil and helps your garden to grow.

The planet breathes easier with a lot less CO2 going into the atmosphere - fruit and vegetable waste generate huge amounts of CO2 when left to rot under piles of rubbish in landfill.

And we keep council tax where it should be; on core services that need it. We don't want to spend your taxes on waste when we don't have to.

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