A great green rollout
Published by katiejones for Magenta Living in Environment and also in Communities
Lorne Court residents and Magenta Living Contract Manager with their new compost bin
Magenta Living, the largest registered housing provider on Wirral, is rolling out 450 compost bins in its fight to reduce the carbon footprint.
Following a successful grant application, Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority and Veolia Environmental Services Ltd awarded Magenta Living £8,000 from their Community Fund, which enabled compost bins to be supplied to every high and low rise block of flats that they manage on Wirral.
Steve Jackson, Contracts Manager at Magenta Living, said: “Magenta Living is delighted to have obtained the funding and hope this initiative is supported by all our residents. The more people who compost at home the less will go to landfill.”
The first bin was delivered to Lorne Court, Birkenhead, in January, with other blocks receiving their compost bins over the coming months.
Magenta Living estimate that 150 kg of garden and kitchen waste could be diverted from landfill sites each year and will instead be used to generate compost for communal gardens.
Over the ten year cycle of the bins, it is estimated that, by diverting waste from landfills and recycling, 600 tonnes of CO2 emissions will be saved.
Cllr Graham Morgan, MRWA Chairperson said: “This project is a great example of how a relatively modest grant can have a big impact – both on the lives of people working with community groups and recycling habits in that area.”