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 Get Composting to provide free compost equipment and discounted water butts. View the offers and order online, or call 0844 571 4444 and quote reference SWP13L.
What can I compost?
Much of our uncooked kitchen waste and garden rubbish can be composted. Aim for a balance of 50% greens and 50% browns in your bin to get the right mix.
- Uncooked fruit and vegetables
- Coffee grounds and tea bags
- Grass cuttings
- Houseplants and flowers
- Hedge clippings
- Shredded paper, cardboard or used kitchen paper
- Finely chopped shrub pruning's
- Corn starch liners
Do not compost:
- Cooked food
- Pernicious weeds (such as bindweed, thistle and dock)
- Cat and dog litter
- Fish/meat scraps/bones
- Plastic bags
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.