Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It is easy to make and use. It is good for your garden and the environment too. It is one of the most environmentally friendly ways of recycling, and it even saves money on fertiliser.
With a compost bin you could use material that is normally thrown away such as raw fruit and vegetable scraps, garden waste, paper and cardboard.
Starting home composting
There are different options if you want to start home composting, you can:
- buy a reduced-price compost bin. We are working with getcomposting.com to offer reduced price compost bins
- buy a relatively inexpensive compost bin from a garden centre or large supermarket
- create a compost heap in a corner of your garden
- build your own compost bin out of old pallets or pieces of wood.
Home compost bin scheme
Why not take advantage of the home compost bin scheme available across Lancashire? Bins are delivered straight to your door with full instructions on how to get started.
View advice on how to buy a compost bin on the getcomposting.com website.
View more help and advice on home composting on the recycle now website.