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Dover District’s latest COVID-19 figures

Number of cases for the seven days to

Rolling rate for the seven days to . England average is

Total cases (up to )

Total deaths within 28 days of a positive test (up to )

7-day rolling case rate compared to England average

Status: Below average (OR Above average if to the right of the dividing line)

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All data sourced from coronavirus.data.gov.uk. Please see website for more information about the data and how it is calculated.

 

Home Composting

boy with compost binWhy home compost?

  • Home composting allows you to dispose of organic waste at home.
  • It reduces the amount of organic waste in your dustbin, waste that may end up in landfill.
  • It saves money by reducing the need to buy soil improvers or conditioners.
  • It improves the soil quality in the garden by adding nutrients to feed plants and helps the soil retain moisture.

Home composting helps the environment because:

When waste is sent to landfill, air cannot get to the organic waste. Therefore as the waste breaks down it creates a harmful greenhouse gas, methane, which damages the Earth's atmosphere. However, when this same waste is composted above ground at home, oxygen helps the waste to decompose aerobically which means hardly any methane is produced, which is good news for the planet.

What can be home composted?

Garden waste can be composted at home in a compost bin or compost heap.

what can be home composted?
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  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Grass cuttings
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Egg Shells
  • Weeds
  • Rabbit and guinea pig bedding
  • Leaves
  • Shredded paper and card
  • Wood ash
  • Sawdust
  • Meat, fish and bones
  • Coal Ash
  • Nappies
  • Dog and cat litter
  • Metal, glass and plastics

  • Dairy products

  • Diseased plants

Discount Composters

To order a reduced priced compost bin, water butt or accessories please telephone 0844 571 4444.

To order on line or view the compost bins, water butts and accessories available visit www.dover.getcomposting.com.

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