Team St Lawrence make compost to save money

An environmental group in Jersey is creating its own compost to save money and improve recycling in the parish.

Targeted Environmental Action Management (Team) St Lawrence has placed six bins around the area.

Garden and kitchen waste, including tea bags and fruit peelings, will be dropped into the bins to make compost.

Sue Rodrigues, from Team St Lawrence, said: "We don't want to spend all our fundraising on compost, so we're going to make it all for free."

'Squirrel ropes'

The six bins, including one placed in the cemetery, will create compost ready for use next year for parish plants.

Ms Rodrigues said: "It's a trial, we don't know if we're going to be successful, but we're going to have a good try.

"The aim is that next year we can spend our fundraising on far more exciting things like bird boxes and squirrel ropes."

Team St Lawrence focuses on environmental issues to improve the outdoor environment in the parish.

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