Recycle for Hampshire

Home composting

All your fruit and vegetable scraps along with any cuttings from your garden can be added to your own compost bin or heap. You can also add cardboard or shredded paper to help keep a good balance of ‘greens’ and ‘browns’. The perfect recipe for good compost requires approximately a 50:50 split.



Fruit cores and peelings Scrunched up thin cardboard
Tea bags Shredded paper
Grass cuttings Cereal and tea packets
Annual plants and flowers Egg boxes


After nine to twelve months, you’ll have your very own compost, ready to put back on your garden and help nurture the same plants that helped to make it!

Get more advice on composting at home.

A range of different bins, accessories and water butts are all available online. Find out more about purchasing a compost bin.

You can also dispose of your food waste at home using a special food waste digester.

Mum with compost bin