Home composting

Composting is nature's way of recycling and helps to reduce the amount of waste we put out for the collection. By composting kitchen and garden waste you can easily improve the quality of your soil and be well on your way to a more beautiful garden. The following easy guide to home composting will provide you with all the information needed to get the best out of your bin. 

Special offer home compost bins

Cambridgeshire councils are now offering low-cost compost bins delivered to your home. Prices start at just £17.98 plus £5.99 delivery, with buy one get one half price offers on some bins. You can order compost bins online or by calling 0844 571 4444.

What you can compost at home

  • 'Greens'
    • fruit and vegetable peelings
    • tea bags and coffee grounds
    • old flowers
    • grass cuttings
  • 'Browns'
    • cardboard egg boxes
    • small amounts of scrunched up newspaper
    • bedding from vegetarian pets (eg. straw, hay or newspaper from a rabbit hutch)
    • shredded paper
    • garden prunings

What you shouldn't compost at home

  • meat
  • fish
  • dairy
  • cooked food
  • cat and dog waste
  • coal ash (wood ash can be composted)

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