Why Compost?

Why Compost

Composting at home is the simple way to help nature restore your garden`s health and vitality.

Well over half the content of your bin is biodegradable and could be made into valuable compost for your garden and house plants.

Home composting can help:

You, to save money on buying compost.

Your garden, by feeding plants, lightening heavy soils and helping light soils hold more water.

The environment,

by reducing waste sent for disposal.

Helping worms and other minibeasts to thrive which in turn provides a food source for hedgehogs and garden birds, see How to compost your waste from The Wildlife Trusts

Cutting down on the need for peat-based compost. Find out more at For Peat`s Sake.

Finished compost looks, feels and smells like soil and is jam packed with plant nutrients.

A wealth of information and all you need to know about composting can be found on the Garden Organic website

If you have a question about resources or recycling please call one of the following numbers
Cumberland Council: 0300 373 3730
Westmorland & Furness Council: 0300 373 3300
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