Leicestershire County Council has seen a massive increase in the number of residents composting their organic waste since the launch of a new scheme in May.
Over 2,000 composting units have been purchased from the council at a discounted rate, enabling residents to turn their household food waste into garden nutrients.
The council iniatitive means composters are available for around 80% less than their usual retail price with a 220-litre bin costing just £7. Residents also have the option to purchase a second composter for half price.
County Council waste team manager Vicky Cormie said: “We designed the new, money-saving deal to encourage more people to compost waste at home.
“Leicestershire is one of the top county partnerships for recycling and composting, but we’re always keen to do more and I’m pleased that so many people have bought bins.”