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Home Composting

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.

RHS Hints and Tips

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