Council offers cut price water butts
In an effort to help gardeners cope with the hosepipe ban and expected drought, Herts County Council is offering water butts for less than half the recommended retail price.
The council says they can be ordered online or over the phone.
The offer coincides with Compost Awareness week, which runs from May 7-13.
Anyone wanting a water butt delivered to their home can order one by calling 0870 844 3020 or ordering online by clicking here and following the links.
The county is also offering garden waste composters at discount rates. The authority says that 80,000 were delivered to Hertfordshire homes last year.
Composters are available in two sizes and are priced at £7 and £9 (usual RRPs are £39.95 and £49.95).
They are available from the Aylett Nurseries, London Colney and the Riverside Garden Centre, Hertford.
For more information about how you can recycle/compost, you can go to www.wasteaware.org.uk or contact the helpline on 08457 425000.
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6 May 2006