Composting at home is a great way to learn about nature while also reducing the amount of organic waste that your home produces. You can use the end results as a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden.
International Compost Awareness Week is coming up in May. Find out more here.
DIY compost bins
Garden Organic have a great step by step guide on how to build a DIY compost bin here.
Alternatively, Gardeners World have a DIY compost bin guide using just pallets here.
Where can I buy a compost bin?
Most Garden centres or DIY stores will sell typical 'Dalek' style compost bins along with a few other styles. These are great if you are looking to get set up quickly or if you don't have much space.
Alternatively Gloucestershire County Council have a deal with Get Composting.To view the range of bins and accessories visit the website.
You can buy a compost bin from as little as £22 (plus £6.99 delivery, per order).
Buy one get one 1/2 price!
How to buy:
- Buy online at Get Composting
- Call 0844 571 4444
Calls to this number cost 5 pence per minute plus your telephone company's access charge