Crowborough Town Council recognises that the day-to-day operations of the council can impact both directly and indirectly on the environment.
As part of our commitment to the environment we encourage the local community to consider their own environmental impact. See below for some useful eco tips.
If you have a garden, making your own garden compost is a great thing to do. Composting kitchen waste helps to save landfill space. In addition, when used as a mulch, it helps to hold moisture in the soil and slow down evaporation in summer. Garden compost can also be used to make potting compost, when combined with other ingredients such as soil, which as well as being environmentally friendly, can also save you money.
There are a range of considerations to be taken into account when choosing which composting system is right for you at home. This can include what type and size of garden or outdoor space you have, the amount and type of waste you produce, cost, and the amount of time you have available.
East Sussex County Council have a useful guide to help you get started with a home compost system. Click here to find out more: https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/rubbish-recycling/reducing-waste/composting-at-home/guide-to-home-composting
Using less water will protect the environment around us. The less we use, the more we keep in the rivers, reservoirs and for nature.
From taking a shorter showers and turning of the tap whilst brushing our teeth, watering our gardens less frequently in summer and connecting rainwater harvesting methods, we can all do our bit to use less water.
For some water saving ideas, South East Water have compiled these handy tips and ideas: https://www.southeastwater.co.uk/help/save-water/how-to-save-water/