Please remember to pre-book your visit to our Household Recycling Centres

Everyone visiting the Household Recycling Centres are required to pre-book their visit.
This is to minimise queues and congestion on site and to help keep everybody safe.

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Home composting

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.

What can I compost?

Composting is a great way to reduce the amount of bins you have because you can compost both your garden waste and also your food waste (minus a couple of things).

It is important to get a balance of 'greens' and 'browns' in your compost to ensure it doesn't get too wet.

Garden Organic's guide here explains the difference between Greens and Browns and also what you can and cannot compost. 


Page updated: 10/02/2022 Page updated by: Kathryn Turner

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