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Scheme to make gardens greener.

GARDEN rubbish is being turned into a money-spinning business by Wirral Council.

From March next year more than 90,000 properties will get an extra bin collection each week for garden waste.

The collection will be made from all homes with a garden. The rubbish, an estimated 20,000 tonnes, will be treated at a special works and sold wholesale as compost.

Council chiefs say the income, about pounds 330,000, will be used to fund the recycling plan and build the compost factory.

They have now asked the government for pounds 721,000 to get the scheme off the ground.

Alan Stennard, director of housing and environmental protection, said: ``The second collections will only take garden rubbish during the growing season, between March and October.''

Mr Stennard added: ``The council is now looking at suitable locations to build the works and we hope to get everything up and running by March 2003.

``The compost will be sold wholesale and on a contract basis to local growers with the money used to fund recycling schemes in Wirral.''

Last year the authority announced that in 2004 it will give homes a second wheelie bin or small container for household waste which can be recycled. This news means many residents will have three bins and at least two collections each week.
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