Separate your wet waste today

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Help reduce the amount of waste you need to have collected by making compost at home.

Waste from plants and animals can be used to make compost. Composting is a natural process that recycles organic material, improves soil quality and increases food yields.

 

Two parts wet food waste

Smelly organic waste such as animal dung, fish heads, bones and guts, green grass and leaves, fruit peelings and cores, uncooked food waste.

One part dry woody or papery material

Woody organic waste such as small branches, dry leaves, coconut husk and groundnut shell, wood chips, shredded paper, cardboard and egg boxes.

Expert tips:

  • Only use uncooked food to avoid attracting vermin.
  • Keep vermin out using netting or bricks.
  • Mix your compost to let in air.
  • The compost should be slightly moist. If it is too dry, add a small amount of water and mix in.

 

If you have limited outdoor space use clay pots or plastic plant pots with small air holes and a loose lid.

Use coconut oil or camphor oil to control flies. See dailydump.org for ideas.

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