A NEW project is launching in Trafford to encourage more people to home compost to help the environment.

Get Composting in Trafford, is being delivered by Groundwork MSSTT and Hulme Community Garden Centre by offering series of pop-up events and workshops across the borough with the Queens of Compost, to show people how easy it is to compost at home – even if they don’t have any outdoor space.

The project will also include a free Master Composter workshop at Hulme Community Garden Centre for 15 lucky Trafford residents, to get a more in-depth knowledge of the subject.

Liz Edwards from Groundwork MSSTT said: “Composting is a wonderful thing to do with your food waste and there are so many options for every kind of household - it’s a great way of learning about science and the natural world too.”

"Home composting is a great way for people to do their bit for the environment and also creates a free and valuable source of organic matter for growing your own vegetables and flowers. From autumn leaves to vegetable peelings, there are a lot of different things that can be composted and lots of different methods too."

The project will be funded by One Trafford – a partnership between Trafford Council and Amey to deliver environmental and infrastructure services – with a view to increasing home composting across the borough and reducing the amount of green waste going to landfill.

Executive Councillor for Highways, Parks and Environmental Services, Cllr John Reilly, said: “We are pleased to be teaming up with Groundwork MSSTT and Hulme Community Garden Centre to deliver in depth workshops for residents, parents and children across Trafford. We are keen to continue increasing Trafford’s recycling rate with the help and enthusiasm of the community, and to also learn of new and different ways of recycling food waste.

“To encourage more food waste recycling, we are also providing compostable bags freely available to pick up in Trafford libraries.”