Sending household organic waste to the tip contributes to the emission of harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and consumes valuable landfill.

Did you know:

  • When organic materials decompose without air they get slimy, smelly and give off methane and nitrous oxide, two very potent greenhouse gases?

  • Disposing of kitchen scraps and garden waste in plastic and sending them to the tip contributes directly to global warming?

  • The amount of garbage collected for landfill is a huge, global problem, with landfill areas rapidly filling?

  • Up to 50% of household waste destined for landfill is composed of organic materials.

  • When we send our household and garden waste off to landfill, we take away the plant sources from our gardens which (when composted) will feed back into our gardens and continue the carbon cycle, giving health to our environment.