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Compost bin giveaway

One way to make use of your garden waste at home is to try composting. And the council is giving away 5 compost bins to readers in a competition.

Compost is a natural fertiliser and is full of nutrients to feed your garden and it is also an environmentally way to recycle your food waste and cuttings from your garden.

Once laid down on soil, it can also help to retain moisture for your plants in dry weather during the summer months.

You can save money and make your own compost by using a compost bin. The council continues to offer compost bins to local people at a special discounted value. The bin is delivered to your home and comes with a handy user guide.

But in a special offer for 5 lucky Around Ealing readers, you can win a bin free of charge in our competition below. If you are not lucky enough to win, find out more about the discounted bins by calling Straight Plc on 0845 130 60 90.

Did you know?

• it takes between 9 to 12 months for your compost to become ready for use
• as well as composting garden waste and uncooked food waste, you can compost shredded cardboard, paper and newspaper
• it is estimated around 30% of an average UK household’s waste can be composted
• composting at home for just one year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the CO2 your kettle produces annually, or your washing machine produces in 3 months.

Find out more about composting.

Enter the competition

To be in with a chance of winning, you need to correctly answer this question. What percentage of the average UK household’s waste can typically be composted?

Send your correct answers in by email to aroundealing@ealing.gov.uk using the subject line ‘Compost bins’ by the deadline of 11.59pm on Wednesday, 17 April 2024.

Please make sure you include your postal address to be considered in the draw. The 5 winners will be picked out at random from among the correct entries, after the deadline has closed. Only the winners will be contacted. No financial remuneration will be offered as an alternative.

If the winner does not respond within 2 weeks, or a similar term deemed reasonable/appropriate to the competition prize, a new winner might be drawn at random instead and awarded the prize.

Other information

Your contact details will be used for the purpose of administering the competition and contacting the winner to notify them of the prize. And, if you are the winner, we may also need to pass them on to the organisation/company that is due to provide you with the prize in order for you to claim it. In some cases, such as photography competitions when publication of your entry is stated as one of the possible outcomes, your name may be used alongside your entry in the council’s online or print publications.

The entry deadline and the random selection of the winner is final and binding in all respects on all entrants. No correspondence will be entered into.

Entries that do not comply in full with these entry terms and conditions may be disqualified. If the winning entry is disqualified for any reason, the council reserves the right to award the prize to another entrant.

There is no cash alternative to the prize. The council does not accept any liability on behalf of any third party supplying the prize. Some terms and conditions of the third party supplier may also apply to the prize.

Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions by entering this competition.

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