Home Composting

Exciting new free composting courses available! 


As part of our added value contract with Telford & Wrekin Council, we are thrilled to launch the first of our FREE in person composting workshops. The first workshop will take place on Saturday 1st October, 11am to 1pm at the Hub on the Hill and then getting hands on with composting at Madeley Orchard. To register for the event which is being run by Garden Organic visit:

Introduction to Composting Workshop Tickets, Sat, Oct 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite


We also have a fantastic online composting course available for you to do at your leisure, just follow the link below and use the access code TWCompost. 



Happy Composting! Watch this page for future workshop dates. For more info on composting visit www.telford.gov.uk/compost.

Find out how you can start composting at home

Home composting enables you to recycle not only your garden waste, but also non-cooked waste from the kitchen. To get the best from your compost you need to add a mixture of “greens” and “browns”.


Tea bags, grass cuttings, vegetable peelings, old flowers,  fruit scraps including the peel from citrus fruit, nettle stems with leaves, coffee grounds and filter paper, bedding plants, young annual weeds.


Crushed up egg shells, egg boxes, cereal boxes, corrugated cardboard packaging – scrunched up in small amounts, tubes from kitchen or toilet rolls, woody prunings, dry leaves, twigs and hedge clippings, straw and hay, bedding from vegetarian pets, wool, feathers, ashes from wood, paper or lump wood charcoal, cotton threads, string made from natural fibres, tissues, paper towels and napkins (unless they have been in contact with meats, fats or oils), shredded paper.


Which compost bin?

There are many different types of compost bin you can buy or make, explore what might be best for your here


Master Composters

Master Composters are a group of volunteers in the community who promote composting. The group is funded by Veolia, in partnership with Garden Organic who coordinate the scheme. They give composting advice at talks, events and at other opportunities in the community.

Could you become a Master Composter? To become a Master Composter, you need to attend a one-day foundation course. The course covers all elements of the home composting process including an in-depth look at the types of materials that make successful compost. Once qualified, volunteers will go out and about across Telford & Wrekin to talk to groups about how to compost at home.

To book a Master Composter for your event, or to register an interest in becoming a Master Composter please phone: 07584 343 846 or visit their Facebook page here

To find out more about composting please visit the Garden Organic website


Veolia is the recycling and waste partner with Telford & Wrekin Council
Your purple top wheelie bin, green wheelie bin, blue bag and food caddy.
Working With The Community
Veolia are keen to work with schools within Telford & Wrekin to provide information to children about recycling.
All the materials that you place in your purple top bin or your blue bag or box are sent to be recycled into new materials.