Composting roadshow set to hit Birmingham’s streets

By on 24/01/2014 in News

A series of roadshow events is being staged across Birmingham to offer green-fingered households advice and tips on how compost their garden waste.

The sessions are being staged to promote one of the options available to residents after central government cuts led to the council decision to end free kerbside collections of green recycling late last year.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the composting options available to them can visit the following sessions (all running from 10am until 3pm):

• 14/2/14 – Tesco, New Oscott, 11 Princess Alice Dr, New Oscott, Sutton Coldfield, B73 6RB
• 18/2/14 - Shard End Library, The Shard, All Saints Square, Shard End Crescent, Shard End, B34 7AG
• 20/2/14 - Safer Neighbourhoods event, Calthorpe Playcentre, Balsall Heath, B12 9LF
• 21/2/14 - Kings Heath Library, High Street, Kings Heath, B14 7SW
• 24/2/14 - ASDA, Perry Barr, Walsall Rd, B42 1AB
• 8/3/14 - Spring Fair at The Custard Factory, Gibb St, B9 4AA

A range of hints and tips are also available on the council website, along with details of how to purchase a composter for as little as £16.98 (plus £5.49 delivery).

For more details, visit:

If composting is not a preferred option, residents can still subscribe to the council's chargeable green recycling service. For just £35 (or £33 if booked online), the council will provide 20 collections on a fortnightly basis, starting in the fortnight commencing February 24.

To find out more about this service, visit

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  1. john m crosland says:

    Compost method needs to be home friendly no one wants stinky heaps….please say if compost when ready can be offered to someone who can use it for flat dwellers and others who may not garden or better offer deals for seeds to non gardeners….remind people of the benefit of home grown produce and the interest in growing it….it worked in the last war and may yet be needed in the next… to all peaceful people on earth