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What you can compost

  • Leaves
  • Grass
  • Fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Cardboard and paper

You can mix wet, 'green' materials (e.g. peelings and grass clippings) with dry, 'brown' materials (twigs, cardboard and paper).

How to compost


  • A tough plastic or glass container with a sealed lid, used with a special type of worm
  • Good for people with small or no gardens
  • Good for organic kitchen waste (e.g. vegetable peelings, tea leaves, coffee grounds, stale bread and hoover dust
  • Produces a high quality compost and a concentrated. liquid feed.
  • Buy a wormery - From £65 at Get Composting.