Home Composting

Home composting means making and using your own compost.

Compost is made of recycled garden and kitchen waste, and can also include paper products.

Around 20 per cent of the rubbish that goes into black household waste bins in Rutland could have been composted at home. 

Composting your organic waste at home is not only good for the environment, but also leaves you with some great compost to use on your garden.

How to Compost

Recycle Now has some great advice on how to get started and by following a few simple steps you can turn your kitchen and garden waste into compost. 

You'll need to buy or make a composter to do this.

If you'd prefer to buy one, take a look at some of the products on offer through the Rutland Get Composting website

What to Compost

You can put a whole range of organic materials into a compost bin including:

  • Egg shells and boxes
  • Raw fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Tea bags, coffee grounds and coffee filters
  • Small amounts of garden waste like prunings and weeds
  • Old flowers and plants
  • Small amounts of sawdust and shredded paper 

Don't Compost

Please don't put any of the following materials in your composter:

  • Cooked food
  • Meat, fish or bones
  • Dairy products
  • Diseased or poisonous plants
  • Nappies 

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