Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient-rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use.
The Royal Horticultural Society offers a wealth of hints and tips on how to get the very best out of compost.
What can be composted?
- Dry items such as leaves, dead plants, cardboard and paper
- Wet items such as tea bags, vegetable peelings, grass and fruit
- For the best compost, try to get an equal mixture of wet and dry items
What to avoid composting
- Cooked food, plate scrapings, meat and dairy products
- Glass, metal and glossy paper
- Diseased plants and animal litter