Home CompostingHome composting is an easy and effective way to deal with garden waste and food scraps from your kitchen. Bugs and microbes found naturally in the soil in your garden break down this waste to make compost.
You can build your own compost heap or buy a compost bin at a garden centre.
A Green Cone is suitable for people with small gardens, who produce mainly food waste.
A compost bin is suitable for people with larger gardens or allotments who produce mainly garden waste. A compost bin can also take some types of food waste.
Which one should I choose?
If you are not sure whether a Green Cone or a Compost Bin would suit you best, the table below will help you decide.
|The type of waste you want to compost||Green Cone||Compost Bin|
|Amount of waste||Green Cone Digester||Compost Unit|
|Other Requirements||Green Cone Digester||Compost Unit|
*Enters the soil under the digester.
Part 1 covers how and where to put up a compost bin.
Part 2 tells you what you can compost.
Part 3 covers how to tell when your compost is ready to use and how to rescue your compost if it goes wrong.
If I can't compost at home, what else can I do?
Take your garden waste to one of the Recycling Centres.
Find out if your property is offered a brown wheelie bin for Food and Garden Waste Recycling.
Find out if your property is offered a communal Food Recycling Collection.
Back to the Household Waste and Recycling home page.