Composting is really easy with your own compost bin. You'll be able to create an unlimited supply of free organic fertilizer perfect for promoting healthy growth in your plants and flowers.
For All Your Composting Needs
Our compost bins are designed in all shapes and sizes to suit all manner of composting needs. They range from compact plastic options, which are ideal for limited spaces, to innovative removable-slat wooden composters for easy wheelbarrow access. We even offer handy kitchen compost bins to make collecting food scraps easier than ever. We also have a selection of composting accessories to help get the best out of your bin, including aerators and covers.
In a landfill site biodegradable organic matter such as food, paper, cardboard, textiles, and garden waste will be broken down (decomposed) by microbes anaerobically to produce a mixture of carbon dioxide (CO²) and methane.
Methane is a very damaging greenhouse gas - weight for weight it is more damaging than carbon dioxide. In cutting down the amount of biodegradable waste you send to landfill sites you can effectively help minimise the amount of methane emitted into the atmosphere. Using compost bins allows oxygen to break down the waste aerobically, producing hardly any methane, and you'll get nutrient-rich compost as an added bonus.
What Can You Compost?
There is a huge amount of garden and kitchen waste which you can put into your compost bin. Compostable items are broken down into two categories, 'greens' and 'browns'. Greens include grass cuttings, young weeds, spent plants, tea bags, coffee grounds, and vegetable peelings. These rot quickly to provide nitrogen and moisture which is vital for your compost. Browns include straw, sticks and twigs, wool, hair, cardboard, sawdust, and ashes. These rot more slowy, and create air pockets as well as providing fibre and carbon. Crushed eggshells are also a good source of minerals. The contents of most compost bins are recommended to be 50% greens and 50% browns.
Avoid composting milk products, cooking oil, meat products, used personal products, rice, or bread products. These can attract pests and also make your compost a health hazard.