Home composters can be used to recycle garden waste and some food scraps.
What can I put in my home composter?
You can put the following items in your home composter:
- grass cuttings
- weeds & pruning
- fruit and vegetables
- tea bags.
Order a home composter
Home composters are available free of charge. You can collect a home composter from your local Recycling Centre or the Council Depot. For more information call the Recycling Helpline on 028 3752 9624.
Tips for Home composting
As a natural process, successful composting is fairly easy. Here are a few top tips:
- Always place your home composting unit on bare ground. This allows worms, woodlice and other composting creatures to get in
- Use a good mix of brown materials (such as twigs and hedge clippings) and green materials (such as grass cuttings, weeds and vegetable peelings.)
- Check this Composting Waste Guide for more information
Don’t put too much of any one thing in at once. If possible, mix the green and brown material before adding.