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Home composting

Composting is a great alternative to using our garden waste subscription service. Find out how you can compost at home.
Garden waste subscriptions

Subscribe or renew your subscription for the year April 2024 to March 2025. 

Residents can subscribe by paying the full amount, £93.50, by debit or credit card or by setting up a Direct Debit. Residents already subscribed will receive a sticker showing they are subscribed by 1 May 2024. 

Subscribe now to make the most of your subscription period from April to March.

Why compost?

Composting food scraps helps to reduce the amount of waste sent with your household rubbish to the incinerator. It's also an easy way to transform both kitchen and garden waste into valuable, nutrient-rich food for your garden. Composting is also a low cost way to improve the soil in your garden. Find out more about the benefits of composting.

Buy a home compost a bin

You can order a compost bin for £10.

The bin is 220 litres, 90cm tall and 74cm in diameter.

Where to keep it

The best location for a compost bin is under shelter, in partial or full shade, to avoid extremes of temperature and moisture. To deter rats, make sure the bin's not up against a boundary wall or fence, and the lid is fitted securely.