Composting is a way of improving the soil in your garden at very low cost.
A lot of food waste that is thrown away can instead be composted. Composting food waste, instead of throwing it away, can have a very positive effect on the amount of greenhouse gases produced.
Benefits for your garden
When you remove flowers from your garden, mow the grass, or prune a bush, valuable organic matter is lost. Composting replaces it, at very low cost. Compost can be used as a substitute for manures and fertilisers, improving the structure and health of the soil, making it more fertile.
Find out more about the benefits of recycling.
Order a compost bin
Residents can buy a compost bin for £10.
Please note: we provide 220-litre compost bins. We do not supply kitchen caddies.
Free composting workshops
We offer free composting workshops for people who live in the borough.