Separate your wet waste today
Help stop the spread of coronavirus
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.
- 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.