Home Composter

Your Home ComposterHome 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
  • flowers
  • bread
  • 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.