re3 celebrates the upcoming Compost Awareness Week, 6-12 May by launching its branded compost re3grow. The compost is a thriving example of closing the loop for garden waste collected from the kerbside or deposited free of charge at the recycling centre. re3grow can be purchased at both Recycling Centres, Longshot Lane in Bracknell and Smallmead in Reading directly from the Meet and Greet teams.
Cllr Mrs Dorothy Hayes MBE, Bracknell Forest’s Executive Member for Environment and Chairman of the Joint Waste Disposal Board says: “I am thrilled that re3grow compost is now on sale and I am certain it will be very popular. This product was possible thanks to the strong partnership of the Councils and FCC Environment and is the outcome of fantastic efforts by residents of Bracknell Forest, Reading and Wokingham Boroughs who recycle garden waste either via kerbside or at the local recycling sites. The process of composting is one of the best examples of closed loop recycling and it’s great to see the garden waste from the re3 area is going full circle and back into residents’ gardens as a quality compost.”
Cllr Liz Terry, Reading Borough Council’s Lead Councillor for Neighbourhoods commented: “Last year re3 collected and processed over 25,000 tonnes of garden waste for our residents and this compost takes that service to another level. It is because of the care that members of the public take when recycling their garden waste, ensuring they don’t mix it with any other types of waste, we are able to produce such high-quality compost and offer it for sale, at a competitive price, at the re3 recycling centres.”
Cllr Norman Jorgensen, Wokingham Borough Council’s Executive Member for Environment, added:“re3grow is an ideal example of circular economy; showing our residents how their waste is a resource which is recycled into something useful. We are very glad we could bring it to life and we’re hoping that residents will be keen to use it in their gardens to truly close the loop for their garden waste.”
The re3grow compost is made in the UK, from recycled garden waste, including material from the re3 area. re3grow compost conforms to BSI PAS 100 and the Compost Quality Protocol to provide essential nutrients for healthy plant growth. More information on re3grow, including prices can be found on re3's website.
Residents who would like to sign up for their garden waste collection, they can do so via local council websites. For those who enjoy composting at home, re3 offers discounted compost bins which are available online.