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18th - 24th September 2023
Hot Composting Week Homepage

Want to know more about composting and reducing your food and garden 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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Composting Basics

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

What Can I Compost

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.

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.

Free Hot Composting e-Guide

You can view or download our free guide to Hot Composting and learn how to get nutrient-rich compost in 30-90 days.

Balance your waste, aerate and see the steam!

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Types of Composting Methods

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Buy compost products from our shop

From compost, manure and bark chips to hot composters like the 'Hotbin' and 'Green Johanna', we have the products to help you start 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. It was fun!

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

Traidcraft

Working with the Fair Trade pioneer on a blog post was great for educating their followers about composting at home.

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Can I help you with your brand or products? Get in touch, and we can see how we can work together.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I compost meat?

You can compost meat in your hot composter Hotbin, Aerobin and Green Johanna, as well as Bokashi composting buckets, but it is not advisable in your standard garden compost bin. This is because meat attracts rats and vermin and the pathogens from the meat do not get killed. Hot composters can kill these pathogens.

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, we advise plastic-free tea bags.

What types of composting are there?

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

Is composting expensive?

Not at all! A standard garden compost bin can cost as little as £30 with council subsidies. You can spend a lot more if you wish on other composters, and the costs vary depending on the composting you want to do. Please take a look at our shop.

How can I speed up composting?

A good compost pile must have a good balance of green and brown materials. It needs to be moist, retain heat and have access to oxygen. It would be best if you also aerate it regularly. To add a speed boost, you can use affordable compost accelerators, and most are eco-friendly.
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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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