Home composting is a great way of saving money and an environmentally-friendly way of reducing your rubbish

Items suitable for home composting:

  • Hedge clippings
  • Weeds
  • Plants, leaves, flowers and twigs
  • Vacuum dust
  • Cardboard egg boxes (torn)
  • Tea bags
  • Straw and hay
  • Coffee grounds
  • Egg shells
  • Animal bedding from herbivores


You need a 50:50 balance between fast and slow rotters, examples include:


Compost guideCompost guide

Fast Rotters

Slow Rotters

Tea bags Twigs
Vegetable/fruit peelings Autumn leaves
Weeds - but not perennials   Egg boxes
Coffee grounds Woody prunings
Flowers   Plant stems
Hedge clippings   Wood shavings
Grass cuttings  Herbivore animal droppings, e.g. rabbits
Fruit peel or leftover raw fruit   Crunched egg shells 

Compost Bin

Compost Bins

We have teamed up with to provide reduced priced environmental products such as home compost bins, water butts and more.


We recommend that you use our kitchen waste recycling service for items such as cooked food, fish and meat.