Welcome to compost-it.org.uk
Your online compost resource
To make compost you will need a compost bin and a suitable location.
You can buy bins from many places including garden centers and your local council. Today there are more and more pepople trying to improve recycling by advertising their unwanted items online. Recycle.co.uk is just one of many online recycling sites, which offers a service for advertising wanted and unwanted items. These items could be in the form of computers, mobile phones, furniture, and even compost bins. So why not save some money and get a secondhand bin online, for FREE!! This will help both the seller and the buyer, and therefore reduce the waste that's sent to the tips.
Many people make their own compost bins. To make a bin you can use just about anything as you just need to keep the matter contained. Scrap wood like pallets are a valuable resource. Always make sure you have a way of getting the compost back out of your bin by making a removable front or small hatch. The size of your home made bin will depend on how much waste you are doing to be recycling, always make it bigger then you first think as you will be surprised with how much waste you will be adding. As a cover you can use an old piece of carpet, a sheet or tarpaulin.
You can find out more about How to make a compost bin by visiting the BBC website.
For the collection of your kitchen waste a plastic bin or bucket is perfect, make sure its not too large so that you can’t lift it and take it down to your garden compost bin!