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Lockdown composting top tips

Home composting is a simple way to help the environment as well as saving money and energy. Plus, you’ll reduce the amount of waste in your bin.

Anyone can turn their garden waste and much of their kitchen waste into a rich, brown and useful compost which will keep the garden blooming year after year.

Best of all, the compost is completely free!

With tips closed, and garden waste collections suspended because of the COVID-19 lockdown, there’s never been a better time to explore composting. So here’s some top tips to get you started.

  • To get started, place your compost bin in a sunny spot, and on well drained, loose soil.
  • If you don’t have a garden, it can be placed on a solid surface such as concrete but will need a small layer of soil underneath it.
  • Place a few inches of manure or kitchen waste onto the loose earth under your compost bin to attract worms and micro-organisms.
  • Add different types of material in layers approximately 7-15cm deep to aid decomposition.
  • Get yourself a food caddy for the kitchen to save you having to walk to the end of the garden every time you prepare a meal.
  • Lastly, avoid putting meat (cooked or raw) in your compost bin – the smell can attract animals.

For more information and top tips on composting or to buy a compost bin, visit our website.