By Councillor Oliver Holmes
Domestic waste going into black bins in Ipswich has increased 10% in the last two years (now 601 kilos each year for each household). Food waste makes up 37% of the total but nearly all of it can be composted using a special "hot bin". These bins turn the waste into a highly fertile garden compost which reduces the amount of waste going to the incinerator at Great Blakenham. The 100 litre bins, which the manufacturer's state are fly and rodent proof, are smaller than a standard bin and are placed in the garden. The Suffolk Waste Partnership heavily subsidise the bins and full details are on the Recycle for Suffolk website - https://getcomposting.com/en-gb/hotbin-mini-100-litre-compost- bin-hotbinminisub
So, reduce your waste, reduce carbon and grow better plants.