What is compost?
Compost is a rich, dark soil-like material you can produce by mixing together natural produce such as unwanted garden material and organic kitchen waste.
It acts a s a naturel fertiliser and is full of nutrients to use on your garden.
Collecting and disposing of food and garden waste as rubbish is expensive and time consuming.
Greenhouse gases such as methane are produced if food and garden waste are compressed without air in a landfill.
Composting at home, where air can reach your food and garden waste as it breaks down, significantly minimises the amount of methane produced.
The council offers a subsidy for compost bins and wormeries. Visit Get Composting website for more information.
How to compost
Follow this link for a home composting step by step guide.