Good for your garden
Home composting is a natural process that turns your food and garden waste into a nutrient rich food for your garden. It can be used on flowerbeds, pots and containers, or as a mulch, helping fight plant diseases and retain water.
Good for the planet
Over a year, composting at home can save the equivalent of all the CO2 produced by your kettle annually. Composting your food and garden waste at home means less waste needs to be transported away, processed and then re-distributed.
Making compost to use in your garden also helps to reduce reliance on peat. Peatlands act like a sponge, reducing flood risk and improving water quality. Peat for use in gardens is mainly sourced from lowland raised bogs which is a very rare, important habitat and a store for large amounts of carbon. In fact, losing just 5% of UK peatland is the same as the UK's annual greenhouse gas emissions.
Good for wildlife
Composting can also provide a fantastic habitat for wildlife. Many species of invertebrates, from worms to centipedes, call it home. They are all part of the natural process in breaking down food and garden waste to create the nutrient-rich compost. The invertebrates are also a source of food for your garden birds and mammals.