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Why NOW is the Best Time to Compost at Home

Stratford-on-Avon District Council's new recycling service, when fully implemented from April 2009, will include a food composting service in your green bin. Until then, here are some useful facts and tips about composting at home and reducing biodegradable waste going to landfill.

A staggering 60% of the rubbish we generate is bio-degradable!

Composting your bio-degradable waste at home means considerably less rubbish has to be collected and transported to disposal sites, plus you have the compost to use on your own garden.

Compost bins and heaps - take garden waste and uncooked vegetable and fruit scraps from the kitchen and can produce a compost that is useful in the garden.

Wormeries - take cooked and uncooked vegetables and fruit scraps and some small amounts of meat scraps. They produce fine compost and a liquid plant feed that when diluted with water can be used to feed pot plants and hanging baskets.

Digesters - take all kitchen scraps and plate scraps, uncooked or cooked, including meat, fish, bones, dairy products and fruit and vegetable remains. Digesters do not produce and compost, they simply provide a way to dispose of kitchen scraps without putting them in the bin by turning them into water, carbon dioxide and nutrients.

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