We’re encouraging you to compost your kitchen and garden waste at home.
Composting is great for the environment and an easy way to transform your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden.
How to compost
- Place a large bin or container in a reasonably sunny spot on bare soil. If you have to put your compost bin on concrete, tarmac or patio slabs, put a layer of paper and twigs or existing compost on the bottom.
- You can also make a compost heap in a corner of the garden if you don’t have a suitable container. It could take a bit longer, but will still work.
- Continue to fill your brown kitchen caddy with everything from vegetable and fruit peelings, to teabags and eggshells. Take care not to compost cooked food, meat or fish.
- Empty your kitchen caddy, along with your garden waste, into your composting bin or onto your compost heap. A 50/50 mix of greens (for example grass, peelings, weeds) and browns (twigs, dead plants, card, shredded paper) is the perfect recipe for good compost.
- Wait between nine and twelve months to let nature do its work.
Once your compost is crumbly, dark and resembles thick, moist soil, it's ready to use as a nutrient-rich, free fertiliser for your garden and plant pots which your flowers and plants will love.
Visit the recyclenow website (link opens in new window) for more information.