Home composting is easy and can save you money and reduce your impact on the environment by reducing the amount of waste put out for the collection. Composting is nature's way of recycling organic matter in the presence of oxygen. By composting kitchen and garden waste at home you can easily improve the quality of your soil and increase biodiversity in your garden.
Recycle Now offers a wide range of information about composting and how it works. You can also find a range of low-cost compost bins at GetComposting.
What you can and can't home compost:
|Yes Please!||No Thank You!|
|Raw fruit and veg peelings||Meat|
|Tea bags and coffee grounds||Fish|
|Grass cuttings||Cooked food|
|Cardboard egg boxes||Cat and dog waste|
|Newspaper or shredded paper||Coal ash|
|Natural bedding from vegetarian pets (straw, hay, newspaper)|
|Garden prunings and twigs|
|Old natural fibre clothing e.g. wool or cotton (but if it is in good condition, donate it to charity)|