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 peelingsScrunched up thin cardboard
Tea bagsShredded paper
Grass cuttingsCereal and tea packets
Annual plants and flowersEgg 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.

Recycle for Hampshire has teamed up with getcomposting.com to provide an exclusive offer of reduced priced home compost bins. To find out more and to view the full range of products go to: www.getcomposting.com or call 0844 571 4444.

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

Mum with compost bin