Compost is a great soil improver - why not make your own at home?
You can build your own wooden composting bays at home but you may initially prefer the convenience of a pre-made home composter.
Residents can purchase home composters from the Council at a cost of £9.99 which includes delivery (please allow up to 10 working days for delivery).
Dimensions - daimeter at base = 80cm; height = 1m.
You can request a home composter through our Order a Bin page or by contacting the Waste Management Team on T. 028 9034 0056 or E. firstname.lastname@example.org
You should aim for a good mix of green plant matter which is quick to rot down, releasing rich nutrients and brown matter which is slower to rot, providing fibre and carbon and creating important air pockets to form in the mixture.
The following can be added to your home composter:
Soft plant prunings
Old cut flowers
Uncooked fruit and vegetable scraps
Tea bags / tea leaves and coffee grounds
Crushed egg shells
Shredded plain paper
Toilet / Kitchen roll tubes and egg boxes (torn up)
The following items should be avoided in your home composter:
Meat, bones, fish, fat, oil or diary products
Chopped up twigs and branches
Colour, photographic or glossy paper
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