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Home composting

How to set up a home compost and order a compost bin.

Composting is a simple process that recycles your kitchen and garden waste into food for plants. Home composting helps the environment as it reduces the amount of food and garden waste thrown in the rubbish.

It’s also a fun activity for families, especially kids, as they can learn about how you can recycle food at home. 

We are expanding our food waste recycling service - please visit our food waste expansion page for more information.

Setting up a home compost

All you need is a composting bin and fresh kitchen or garden waste such as onion skins, peelings from vegetables, apple cores, and leaves.

The Recycle Now website has information about setting up a home composter, and what materials you can compost.  

Order your compost bin

Residents receive a discounted price on the bins. They start from £25 (plus shipping). Instructions are included in the package.

You can order a compost bin online or call 0844 571 4444. 

Published: 21 December 2020

Last updated: 13 March 2023