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shells – make sure you crush them up – and make sure people don’t accidentally put in whole raw eggs, because they are out of date!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.


6 thoughts on “Composting”

  1. You can’t beat a good bit of compost! I don’t have one currently (new house) but I did move my wormery with me (200 mile relocation!) which I absolutely love! I put pretty much the same things in it bar nail clippings. It gives really good liquid feed for the garden!

  2. We haven’t started composting yet, but I want to.Aside from the environmental benefits, I can see how kids could learn a lot from the process. Thank you so much for sharing this at the Discover and Explore themed linky. I’m excited to see what you link up next week for the Gardening with Kids theme.

  3. We’ve had to stop composting; we have such a small garden that we didn’t get to use the compost! But I got on Pinterest the idea to have compost tubes going directly in the soil, that sounds ther kind of thing for our garden!


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