Nottinghamshire - Home Composting

Nottinghamshire residents can now create their own compost

Home composting your waste means that instead of binning your leftover food, you can use it to improve your plants and flowers.  Not only will your general waste bin be less weighty, you can save money on fertilisers and compost for your garden by making your own!  Research shows that 6.7 million tonnes of food is thrown away every year - costing the average family as much as £60 a month.  Why not get something back for free by composting at home?

Home composting benefits the environment - did you know that composting at home for just one year can save enough CO2 equivalent to all your kettle produces in a year, or your washing machine produces in three months?

Compost produced at home benefits your garden, adding nutrients, improving soil structure, maintaining moisture levels and keeping your soil's pH balance in check.

For Recycle Week many may find themselves wishing to now try home composting and we have 50 compost bins to giveaway. 

Nottinghamshire residents from the 7 Boroughs and Districts can enter to win. Those randomly selected will have their compost bin delivered to them in November.* The competition is open until the 29th September 2020.

*please note that this competition information is correct as of the 14th September 2020. 

Ideally site your compost bin in a reasonably sunny spot on bare soil.
Information about what you can add to your bin to make the best compost.
Some of the best ways to use compost around your garden.

For guidance from the experts please see the links below

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Composting kitchen and garden waste is a great, free way of improving the soil in your garden. Follow our guide to making the perfect compost mix.
Find out how to make great garden compost in this practical guide.
Home composting is the most environmentally-friendly way of dealing with kitchen and garden waste.

Find out the dos and don'ts of making compost with Philippa Forrester

This video showing tips to making compost, is brought to you by to give an insight into what does and doesn't make good compost.

Recipes to help cut down on food waste and use up seasonal produce
Cooking oil can be recycled at all of Nottinghamshire’s Recycling Centres.
If you’re not already recycling, find out more about how easy it is and how you can really make a difference.