Entering compost contest was no waste of time for Akalia

Akalia Maclaurin with daughter Indigo, aged four, and son Jas, aged two, and her new composter
Akalia Maclaurin with daughter Indigo, aged four, and son Jas, aged two, and her new composter

A villager has won herself a new composter after entering a competition run by East Riding Council.

Akalia Maclaurin, from Skirpenbeck, has been given a ‘Klip Kit 395’ composter after been named one of three winners of the competition, which was run in the council’s ‘Your East Riding’ magazine.

The 42-year-old said: “I’ve had a small composter and I’ve got two kids so I’m trying to be as environmentally-friendly as I can.

“I couldn’t keep up with the garden and kitchen waste we were producing as a family.

“I saw an article in the Your East Riding magazine and sent an email saying I would love to be considered for a composter as the one I had couldn’t cope with the garden and kitchen waste.

“It will definitely come in handy.”

The competition received many entries from residents across the region, to the delight of Simon Fraser, portfolio holder for the environment, housing and planning. He said: “If ever proof was needed that East Riding residents are keen recyclers of their garden waste, the response to this competition is it.

“The comment on so many emails was that residents wanted to make their own compost because it doesn’t make sense to buy it when it is easy to make.”