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Want to know more about composting and reducing your food waste?

Composting is not only an eco-friendly way to reduce food waste and lower your greenhouse emissions - but also a really fun and interesting hobby!

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Introduction

Composting Basics

Have a look at the guides below for some basic information on composting

What Can I Compost

Adding the right mix of materials is key. What you add to your compost depends on the type of composting you are doing. Use our helpful guide to see what you can and can't compost.

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About Composting

Compost is made from organic materials such as uncooked kitchen scraps, garden waste, and untreated paper/cardboard. Over time, these materials decompose to create compost.

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Types of Composting Methods

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From compost, manure and bark chips to compost bins, Bokashi and the amazing "Hotbin Composter", we have the products to help you get started with composting and reducing your waste.

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Brands (friends) I've worked with

Unity Technologies

Working with the Workplace Experience team, I delivered a seminar about how to start composting

Addis

I worked with the creative team at Addis to create a video about composting for their social media campaign. Watch the video!

Eco-Ness

I provided a 'Get Composting' guide to share on the Eco-Ness blog to highlight being sustainable. See blog post

You?

Can I help you with your composting? Get in touch and we can see how we can work together :) Get in touch!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I compost meat?

You can compost meat in your Bokashi composting buckets, but it is not advisable in your standard garden compost bin. This is because meat attracts rats.

Is it ok to add my tea bags to the compost?

Tea bags generally contain micro-plastics which are bad for the soil. If you want to compost tea bags then we advise plastic free tea bags.

What types of composting are there?

There are a range of options for composting. Standard garden compost bins/piles, Bokashi, Worm (Vermiculture) and Hotbins. The method depends on what and why you are composting.

Is composting expensive?

Not at all! A standard garden compost bin can cost from as little as £20 new. You can of course spend a lot more if you wish on other bins. The costs vary depending on the type of composting you want to do.

How can I speed up composting?

A good compost pile needs to have a good balance of green and brown materials. It needs to be moist, retain heat and have access for oxygen. You also need to turn it regularly. To add a speed boost you can use compost accelerators which are affordable and most are eco-friendly. Bokashi composting is a very fast method as an alternative.
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What Others Have Said

"You have an awesome page mate. It's really interesting, and I Love that it is solely to do with compost. Don't think anyone else is doing it.... So good on you, and thank you" @youcangrowyourownway
"This is great inspiration @compostguy.uk I have been collecting stuff for my compost bin but not managing it. Had a great time getting stuck into it, turning it over and using what was ready. Happy days!" @ruthhgibson
"Ooo this is really interesting. I've recently been learning about the issues caused by using peat in compost so I'm trying to find some sustainable and effective alternatives" @curiosity_rose
"Thanks 🙌💚 this is very easy to read and understand, clear, and has an important message. Yay for composting!!" @kidsthatcompost
"Love the page - inspirational especially around vermiculture. Already planning my setup🙂" @marklloyd7392
“What you do is brilliant!”
@secondhand_soil
"Love it!! Your graphics are always so cute and informative 💚🙌 keep up the good work!" @kidsthatcompost
I just started adding cardboard to mine. Is all cardboard ok to add even if the cardboard isn’t printed with soy ink? I remove the tape and labels. Love your page! @honeybhomestead
I have been absolutely amazed at the effects of using the Bokashi Bin. This has been a revelation and a life-changer for me. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Thanks for the advice, Compost Guy! Rosie
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