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Composting

GARDEN WASTE COLLECTION

To lighten your family trash bin and to earn money, for us as well as for the community, we can sort out our organic waste (all things generated by living beings, plants and animals) in order to give them back to nature after only a few handlings. This is natural recycling or composting.

 

YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOME COMPOST: ALL YOU NEED IS A HEAP IN A GARDEN CORNER, A PLANK STRUCTURE OR A COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE BARREL.

  • COMPOSTABLE MATERIALS :

    - Organic waste
    - Potato peelings
    - Fruit peels namely citrus fruit peels
    - Vegetable scraps
    - Eggshells, nutshells
    - Tealeaves and teapacks
    - Coffee grounds and filters
    - Paper towels (from kitchen paper rolls)
    - Food scraps
    - Cut flowers and withered green plants
    - Small bits of pruned wood
    - Pruned hedge branches
    - Sawdust and wood chips(shavings)
    - Cut grass and weeds
    - Leaves
    - Vegetable or ornamental garden scraps

    • A FEW HANDLINGS:
    Young compost (between 1and 3 months of decomposition) can be used as a cover for your kitchen garden. You can spread 5cm layers of compost on tree bottoms, shrubs and hedges, vegetables requiring many organic materials: strawberry plants, tomatoes, cabbages…

    Ripe compost (between 6 months and 1 year of decomposition) will be used in your kitchen garden on vegetables that can’t stand too fresh organic matters: celery, carrots, onions …

    In fall you can spread thin layers of compost on lawns. It proves useful to tree and shrub plantings as well as to flower beds.
    Visit www.espace-environnement.be

    If you are convinced of the usefulness of composting and you would like to take the plunge:
    consult the Ministry of the Walloon Region website – D.G.R.N.E. to get all the information, advice and suggestions that you might need.
    Visit mrw.wallonie.be/dgrne/education/compost

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