Home composting

Home composting is the most environmentally friendly way to recycle much of your food and garden waste. It can help to reduce the amount of waste in your black rubbish sack by up to a quarter. Quality compost can be excellent for your garden or house plants.

Find out more information on composting.

What you can put in your compost bin:

Yes please

  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • egg shells
  • dead flowers and plants
  • tea bags, coffee grounds and filter paper
  • grass cuttings and nettles
  • hedge trimmings
  • leaves and twigs
  • shredded paper and card
  • rabbit and guinea pig bedding

No thanks

  • meat, fish and bones
  • dairy products
  • processed foods such as pasta and bread
  • any cooked food
  • dog and cat litter or faeces
  • large branches
  • nappies
  • metals glass or plastic
  • invasive plants such as Japanese knotweed or ragwort