Thanks to investment from Lichfield District Council’s section 106 funding, work started on Thursday 15 January to install three large composting bays in Beacon Park.
The composting bays will be tucked away in the corner of Bunkers Hill woodland near the A51. They will be used to compost Beacon Park’s green waste, with the resulting compost being used to benefit the gardens across the park.
Using the bays will cut down the amount of material being transported off-site, which is a more environmentally friendly way to deal with the park’s green waste.
Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “We’re really pleased work has started to install the three composting bays in Beacon Park. Composting the park’s green waste on-site has a number of benefits, as it will cut down on our carbon emissions, save money, and give us good quality compost to use across the park.”
Work to install the bays is expected to be completed in February.