Composting

Composting at home is a natural way of recycling garden and kitchen waste and can actually cut your household waste by a third!. The resulting compost is an excellent soil conditioner for the garden, providing an environmentally friendly alternative to peat.

The benefits of home composting

Anyone can take part - you don't need to be a keen gardener or to have a big garden to make compost. The simplest form of compost can be made from your kitchen scraps.

It can save you money

Homemade compost provides a free, peat-free soil conditioner for your garden and households plants. It also helps soil retain moisture and as a result reduces water consumption. 

It can help your garden

Homemade compost improves plant health & growth - increasing yields of fruit, vegetables, flowers & herbs. It also increases the nutritional quality of homegrown foods

You can even get a discounted bin

Cumbria County Council are able to offer compost bins for sale from as little as £ 7 with £ 5:99 for delivery.

For more information about home composting and the discounted compost bins available visit Recycleforcumbria.org.