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Home Composters can be purchased from the Council at a cost of £9.99 which includes delivery (delivery timescale is within two weeks).

For more information contact the Waste Team on T. 028 9034 0056 or E. waste@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk 

What can I put in the compost bin?

Like any recipe, your compost relies on the right ingredients to make it work. Good things you can compost include vegetable peelings, fruit waste, teabags, plant prunings and grass cuttings. These are considered “Greens.” Greens are quick to rot and they provide important nitrogen and moisture. Other things you can compost include cardboard egg boxes, scrunched up paper and fallen leaves. These are considered “Browns” and are slower to rot. They provide fibre and carbon and also allow important air pockets to form in the mixture. Crushed eggshells can be included to add useful minerals.

Yes No
Vegetable Peelings / Egg Shells Cooked Vegetables / Bread / Meat Scraps / Bones
Fruit Scraps Materials Infected with Persistant Diseases e.g. Potato Blight
Tea Bags / Coffee Grounds Pernicious Weeds e.g.Bind Weed / Weeds with Seed heads
Grass Cuttings Large Unchopped Woody Branches
Finely Chopped or Shredded Shrub Prunnings Cat or Dog Litter
Garden Weeds / Straw & Hay  

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