Would you like to start composting but don’t know how to start? The Compost Doctor can help you to find a space on your estate or in your local community and support you to get a successful composting scheme up and running.
There is a range of options to suit different spaces and needs, from small garden composters to larger units that can also compost food waste.
Composting has many benefits. It is cost effective and easy to do and it allows you to deal with your waste locally, meaning that it doesn’t have to be transported and processed elsewhere. It also enables you to transform your leftover food and garden waste into a useful soil improver or liquid feed that can be used on your gardens and allotments.
A garden compost bin is a mini eco-system, with microscopic organisms doing all the hard work and the key is giving them the right balance of ingredients such as ‘green’ (e.g.garden waste which contains nitrogen) and ‘brown’ (e.g.fallen leaves/shredded paper which contain carbon).
So, if you think it could work in your local community, please get in touch.
If you are interested in finding out more about the community and estates composting schemes, visit our composting pages on our website or contact our Compost Doctor, who will be happy to advise you on the most suitable option.
Reduced-price garden compost bins, wormeries, kitchen (bokashi) composters, and water butts are available through our partner, Straight plc. For further information or to place an order see the Get composting website www.getcomposting.com or call them on 0844 571 4444.