Trees Grow from Load of Rubbish; Landfill Eyesore to Be Transformed EARTHWORMS COULD BE KEY TO SUCCESS OF Pounds 2.7m SCHEME

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TREES will be planted in household rubbish as part of plans to transform a Merseyside eyesore.

The revolutionary idea will see Wirral greenery rooted in a mixture of shredded paper and compost waste.

Some of the pounds 2.7m being pumped into redesigning Bidston Moss landfill will be spent on thousands of earthworms to be dumped all over the site.

It will transform an area the size of three football pitches next to the M53 in Wirral.

Mark Boothroyd, landscape architect for Groundwork Wirral, said: "Soil really is a limited resource so we wanted to create something different to help the plants grow.

"By using recycled newspapers and household waste we are using things people no longer need to produce plants and trees that everyone can benefit from.

"The earthworms will be brought in to help weed out any impurities in the soil."

The aim of the project was to transform 68 hectares of disused land overlooking junction 1 of the M53 into woods and parkland. …