Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms certain kitchen and garden waste into valuable and nutrient-rich food for your garden. Almost 30% of your uncooked vegetable waste and garden waste can be composted.
Composting is easy to make and also very good for the environment.
improved balance and structure of your garden's soil
savings, by reducing reliance on peat-based composts and man made fertilizers
save space in your waste bin by reducing kitchen waste
helping prevent needless amounts of your waste going to increasingly expensive landfill sites which produce greenhouse gases
help prevent soil erosion and recycle nutrients back into your soil
helps your garden grow
over time it will breakdown into a healthy soil improver for your plants and shrubs
What can go in your compost bin
Crushed egg shells
Fruit and vegetable peelings
Flowers, plants and weeds
Twig and hedge clippings
Coffee grounds and coffee filter papers
Pet and human hair
Straw and hay
Sawdust and wood shavings
Pond algae and seaweed
Please put these items in your grey, household bin.
Buy a compost bin
There are two different size compost bins available (220 litres and 330 litres) as well as other related products and accessories.
The compost bins are made from recycled plastic and come with a 10 year guarantee.
If you would like to buy a compost bin, or would like more information about home composting, call 0845 130 6090 or www.getcomposting.com
Special offer for South Tyneside residents
The price of the compost bins for South Tyneside residents are offered at a discounted rate compared to the normal retail price, and start from as little as £17.98 (excluding delivery at £5.99).