Garden Waste Attracts Prize Draw Winner at Mid Devon Show

Mid Devon Show - Waste Competition Winner

Posted on: 22 August 2018

Despite the mixed weather on Saturday, 28 July, the 25th Mid Devon Show at the Knightshayes/Chettiscombe showground was a great success.

As always, Mid Devon District Council was present and this year, we focused on promoting summer health and garden waste recycling.

The Street Scene team were particularly busy in the Council’s marquee, talking to visitors and raising awareness for the various options available to residents for garden waste recycling. The team sold a number of home composters and signed up several new customers to the Council’s garden waste collection service. They also held a prize draw to win two vintage-style aluminium watering cans, planted beautifully with summer bedding flowers.

Katie Froom, a Mid Devon resident who initially visited the tent to find out about summer health, took an interest in home composting and entered the competition. To her delight, Katie was selected as the winning entry and the watering cans were presented to her by Cabinet Member for Community Well-being Councillor Colin Slade at the Council offices, Phoenix House, Tiverton on Monday, 13th August.

Councillor Slade said: “It was a pleasure to present the pair of watering can planters to Katie who was one of a hundred people to enter our prize draw at the Mid Devon Show. It was a great day for us as we also sold a number of our composters and signed up some new users for our garden waste scheme. It is good to see that so many people are interested in improving their recycling”.

If you’d like to know more about the Council’s garden waste service, either using brown bins/annual subscriptions or “pay-as-you-go” using compostable sacks, or you’d like to consider composting at home or joining/starting a local composting group, visit for more information.

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