Composting at home

Green waste

Over 30 per cent of an average household bin can be composted at home, from vegetable peelings and teabags to egg boxes and shredded paper. Doing so could reduce the equivalent of 2 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year.

Join us and get composting at home. Redirect your kitchen and garden waste away from landfill by transforming it into a rich and valuable resource that can be used in your garden.

Why should I compost?

When organic waste decomposes in landfill without air it produces methane, a greenhouse gas which is over 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide and a major contributor to climate change.

Composting at home, where air can reach your food and garden waste as it breaks down, significantly minimises the amount of methane produced. The compost itself is also a nutrient-rich product that can be used to improve the soil quality in your garden.

Useful tips and advice

Where can I buy a compost bin?

You can purchase discounted and subsidised composters and wormeries.

To get yours, visit or call 0844 571 4444

Use your kitchen caddy

If home composting isn't for you, you can still do your bit and reduce the amount sent to landfill by recycling your kitchen waste using your kitchen caddy:

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