Composter bins all greatly reduced and even free depending on your postcode.
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Composter bins all greatly reduced and even free depending on your postcode.

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Found 30th Jul 2008Made hot 30th Jul 2008
ENTER YOUR POSTCODE AND YOUR COUNCIL MAY SUPPLY & DELIVER ONE FREE - NEW PRODUCTS HAVE BEEN ADDED SINCE ORIGINAL POST

This was posted 15 months ago - but now with the increasing amounts councils are paying in landfill tax - many have decided to offer these free. Even if you need to pay a greatly reduced price - delivery is free.

They range in size from small kitchen caddies that could be free with a composter (or even both might be free) up to 800 litres for large gardens, or small hotels. They are also made from 75% to 100% recycled materials.

They will convert kitchen waste, garden waste, grass cuttings, hedge cuttings, junk mail, and even cardboard boxes back into earth, and may be extremely good value if the local authorities do start charging for the amount of waste they collect from your home.

Many are currently for sale on Ebay - but get them here for less.

BRIEF SUMMARY

All of Scotland seems to have them for about 20% their true price, with free caddies. Welsh councils don't seem to want to entertain the offer. In England it varies vastly from area to area with Lancashire, Hull and Blackburn being free - but virtually all others offering large discounts:- I will add more as they are found.

Better advice for Wales may be found here:-

wasteawarenesswales.org.uk/

Sadly if you are from Northern Ireland they don't even recognise your postcode, However 'swillis167' said they will deliver one to you for a fiver if you are in the Belfast CIty Council area with this link...

http://http//belfastcity.gov.uk/was…ter

So the same may apply for other Northern Ireland Councils.

No Idea about Eire yet.

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Original Poster

http://www.recyclenow.com/display_images/home_composting/bin_products/Komp800.gif

http://www.recyclenow.com/display_images/home_composting/bin_products/5ltsilvercaddy.gif

http://www.recyclenow.com/display_images/home_composting/bin_products/ecoMax220ltr.gif

http://www.recyclenow.com/display_images/home_composting/bin_products/Komp250.gif

http://www.recyclenow.com/display_images/home_composting/bin_products/ecoMaxWR330.gif

Looks like a scary helmet.

Justaddwater;2636803

Looks like a scary helmet.



I totally agree.

I'm allowed this one for free apparently - (Edit: Courtesy of Lancashire City Council).

http://www.recyclenow.com/display_images/home_composting/bin_products/freeecomax220ltr.gif

...no garden though. Anyone think of an amusing use for it?

Sloth/Mod

Thanks.......heat and rep given.

Original Poster

Clearly you two spend too much time looking closely at helmets!!!! :whistling: :whistling:

Original Poster

It might be a good idea if your postcode does result in free composters to post the council who is offering it.

Typical no freebies in our tight **** council. Sometimes I wonder what they bloody do with all the council tax I pay. I never see any of my area ever have any work done when there is obvious it needs doing like pot holes. However go to a more upper class area and everything is ship shape.

Not FREE for me (Norfolk / Norwich area) £20, but did get a couple for a fiver last year....so musn't grumble :thumbsup:

£5 cheaper in Surrey than in W. Midlands!

Compost Converter (Con 220) selling for £12

Rutland County Council selling for a fiver!

These 3 all get the 220 for free:
Lancashire
Kingston-upon-Hull
Blackburn with Darwen

Not available in Powys,

Sorry - Recycle Now is not currently operating a low cost compost bin offer in this area. However, your local council may offer a similar scheme. Please contact your local council for more details.

Your local authority is:
Powys - Powys
:x

[COLOR="DarkOrchid"]NOT free for me!!
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Mbeeching, thinking of entering any Darlek lookalike contests in the near future?

TeddyT;2636890

Typical no freebies in our tight **** council. Sometimes I wonder what … Typical no freebies in our tight **** council. Sometimes I wonder what they bloody do with all the council tax I pay. .



Well maybe you should have a look on your council web site and find out where you money is spent?

TeddyT;2636890

I never see any of my area ever have any work done when there is obvious … I never see any of my area ever have any work done when there is obvious it needs doing like pot holes. However go to a more upper class area and everything is ship shape.



Maybe that is because the "upper class" areas are less densely populated and therefore less upkeep is required?

deebstermac;2637047

Mbeeching, thinking of entering any Darlek lookalike contests in the near … Mbeeching, thinking of entering any Darlek lookalike contests in the near future?



Lol, rep.

I wonder how long I could sit inside it.

not free for me
(highland)

Not free for me either - Greater manchester

not free in Edinburgh

Not free in bournemouth and when I last delt with this company a couple of years ago they failed to deliver twice and I had to get a refund in the end. So cold for me.

in derbyshire, start at £17 for there smallest one same in staffordshire

Hot thanks, not free here tho, (York Moors). I always wondered what became of Metal Mickys head, after all those Smash adverts.:p

Not free in cambridge

Not free in Liverpool or Knowsley, range from £17 to £40.

Unsurprisingly NOT free in Leeds

none free in north tyneside either. Typical.

They make much of the recycled nature of the bins and then put prices of £40+ on even the fairly small ones! They're just plastic bins at the end of the day. Way to make people buy...

not free in warwickshire £17 cheapest

smk77;2637062

Maybe that is because the "upper class" areas are less densely populated … Maybe that is because the "upper class" areas are less densely populated and therefore less upkeep is required?


Yeah thats it, nothing to do with the amount of money spent in those areas...

£17 cheapest here, and £40-£65 for a "clearance" bin.

My council starts them at £14

Nothing free here near Bridgend, South Wales!

Original Poster

It seems all of Scotland has the same price, and only the caddy is free.

But the 220 litre composter was reduced to six quid delivered.

Not free here £14.

Not free in Wiltshire either! In fact the prices ARE much more expensive now than when we bought some a couple of years previous?!?

Deleted User Name 3;2637601

Yeah thats it, nothing to do with the amount of money spent in those … Yeah thats it, nothing to do with the amount of money spent in those areas...£17 cheapest here, and £40-£65 for a "clearance" bin.



So, why would a council whose workers generally earn less than average make the decision to spend all their money on the "upper class" areas?

And then of course, even if this is the case, I guess the "upper class" would argue that they contribute the more through taxes, use private school etc and therefore should have more of their money spent on them?

I got one of the large black ones last year. I think it cost me about £12. Two observations:

1. The council didn't offer this free for me to make my own compost but now a year later have delivered me an expensive looking garden waste 'wheelie bin' free of charge (looking at it it must be at least 50 quids worth!); they will now send a lorry to collect the waste from me fortnightly. Wouldn't it make more sense to give people the cheap black bin free where they don't need to collect?

2. Despite putting loads of garden and food waste in the black compost bin for a year it hasn't actually made one scrap of extractable compost! Odd thing is it never seems to get more than half full but I've no idea where it's all going! I even had to go and buy a load of compost recently! So it's a great way of making waste disappear but pretty useless as a compost generator! Yes I followed all the instructions (putting it over soil, adding water etc):?

Great post, even if you have to pay a small amount its well worth doing.
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Nottingham (City) council arn't giving them free.

County/Gedling borough and some others may do.

[SIZE="3"]That green beast aka the Komp800 costs 90 quid in East Berkshire and 25 quid if you live in Dundee. What a bl**dy rip off. :x:x:x Mind you, when you check the retail price you will faint as it is 127 quid plus 6 quid delivery.:w00t::w00t:[/SIZE]

may council offer nowt!

Not free in Sunderland :x
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