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Composting

Composting at home is a natural way of recycling garden and kitchen waste and can actually cut your household waste by a third!. The resulting compost is an excellent soil conditioner for the garden, providing an environmentally friendly alternative to peat.

The benefits of home composting

Anyone can take part - you don't need to be a keen gardener or to have a big garden to make compost. The simplest form of compost can be made from your kitchen scraps.

It can save you money

Homemade compost provides a free, peat-free soil conditioner for your garden and households plants. It also helps soil retain moisture and as a result reduces water consumption. 

It can help your garden

Homemade compost improves plant health & growth - increasing yields of fruit, vegetables, flowers & herbs. It also increases the nutritional quality of homegrown foods

You can even get a discounted bin

Cumbria County Council are able to offer compost bins for sale from as little as £ 7 with £ 5:99 for delivery.

For more information about home composting and the discounted compost bins available visit Recycleforcumbria.org.

Bargain compost bins

Cumbria County Council is able to offer compost bins for sale from as little as £ 7 with £ 5.99 for delivery. For more information about home composting and the discounted compost bins available.