As part of its ongoing commitment to helping the local community, H W Martin Waste Ltd recently got involved in a fantastic outdoor project at a nearby school.
Blackwell Primary School is just around the corner from H W Martin’s head office and main depot in the mid-Derbyshire countryside. The school is transforming parts of its grounds into formal garden planting, wild areas and a pond. The school already has some flower beds and there is an outdoor sensory area; the school wants to enhance the sensory garden and create more areas of formal and wild planting. Pupils not only gain from the experience of planting and creating the spaces, they also enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and feelings from them once complete.
To help the school H W Martin Waste has donated three pallet-loads of compost bags – around 70 bags in all – to be used to get the new planting off to a good start. So far they have used the compost in vegetable beds, in gardens at the school entrance, and to create new planting around the school pond.
As well as donating the compost the company handed over a cheque for £100, which the school is using to buy plants and equipment, including further planting in the sensory garden. The sensory garden benefits all the children but in particular those with special educational needs and those in need of nurture.
Stuart White, the School Office Manager, was enthusiastic about H W Martin Waste Ltd’s involvement: “Blackwell Primary School is incredibly grateful to H W Martin for their continued support and kind donations. They have made a real impact in improving our outdoor space, which will widen the range of educational opportunities we are able to offer our pupils in the future.”
H W Martin Waste Ltd delivers recycling and waste management services to Derbyshire County Council and other councils across Derbyshire and many other parts of the country. The company handles millions of tonnes of material, almost all of which is recycled or diverted from landfill.
The compost donated to Blackwell Primary has been made by composting the green waste from gardens across Derbyshire, ensuring none of that natural goodness goes to waste.