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


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Items suitable for home composting: 


  • Fruit and Veg peelings

  • Tea leaves

  • Coffee grounds

  • Egg shells

  • Plants, leaves, flowers and twigs

  • Vacuum dust

  • Cardboard egg boxes (torn)


Once everything breaks down, you will have free compost to use in the garden or pots



Help with Composting


BBC Gardeners World

BBC Gardeners World provides a great introduction to home composting in their beginner’s guide. Including a step-by-step guide accompanied by a video demonstration. They use homemade wooden compost bins, but if you aren’t handy, you can also buy a smaller compost bin. Check out the link below for more information:


 BBC Gardeners World Magazine


RHS Gardening

For a more in-depth guide to home composting, RHS Gardening provides a fantastic walkthrough of the process. This guide includes ‘When to Compost’ ‘How to compost’ and some of the problems you may encounter. Check out the link below for more information:


Composting - RHS Gardening


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