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Compost bin

Composting turns your kitchen and garden waste into a free nutrient rich food for your garden and can be used on the vegetable garden, flower beds or placed around trees to improve soil structure and nutrient content. 

We have teamed up with getcomposting.com to provide discounted compost equipment and water butts. For further details please either see the attached leaflet or visit www.getcomposting.com.

PDF DocumentComposting and water saving equipment (1.56 MB).

What can I compost?

Much of our uncooked kitchen and garden rubbish can be composted. Aim for a balance of 50% greens and 50% browns in your bin to get the right mix.

 
What can I compost? Do not compost
Greens                  Browns 
Uncooked fruit and vegetables Shredded paper, cardboard or used kitchen paper Cooked food
Coffee grounds and tea bags            Finely chopped shrub pruning's Pernicious weeds (such as bindweed, thistle and dock)
Grass cuttings Eggshells Cat and dog litter
Houseplants and flowers Leaves Fish/meat scraps/bones
Hedge clippings Corn Starch liners Plastic bags
Hay Hair Magazines

Residents who wish to recycle all of their food waste in the garden, including cooked foods meats, fish and dairy products can consider Food Waste Digesters. Staffordshire residents can obtain a 25% discount on Food Waste Digesters by accessing the Great Green Systems or by typing your postcode into the postcode finder.

Further composting tips and information can be found through the recycle now website

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