Why Compost?


  1. Saves waste going to landfill.
  2. Saves money on bin bags – and makes more room in the food waste bin.
  3. Less trips taking the bin out.
  4. Attracts & feeds lots of lovely life which my children can then see.
  5. Less room taken up in my bins.
  6. Completely destroys any data on paper – reducing the risk of identity theft.
  7. Produces good quality soil.
  8. Means I don’t have to buy a separate bin for garden waste.
  9. Sets a good example to my children about caring for the environment.
  10. Shows my children the wonder of natural processes.


Things that can go in a compost bin:

  • Waste fruit & vegetables – we are getting quiet bad at letting things go off (something I need to readdress) but at least I can feel some good comes out of it by putting the goodness into the soil.
  • Fruit & Vegetable peelings – apple cores, banana skins, potato & carrot skins – etc, etc.
  • Teabags – although some people disagree.
  • Egg shells – make sure you crush them up – and make sure people don’t accidentally put in whole raw eggs, because they are out of date!
  • Cardboard – rip them up.
  • Shredded paper – with my name and address on.
  • Kitchen roll – usually when I’ve mopped up wee, orange juice.
  • Hair.
  • Garden waste.
  • Nail clippings.