Can I buy compost from my local council?
Contact your local council to find out how it is distributed in your region. Large quantities (several tonnes) are often distributed free or at low cost. Smaller quantities are often available for sale in bags at local recycling centres.
How much does a compost bin cost?
There are several options for composting your own organic scraps from inside your home as well as outside it. Purchasing a compost bin can cost between $100 and $500, but you can build one yourself for much less than that.
Can I pee on my compost pile?
According to Dave, peeing on your compost is a wonderful, completely free, non-toxic way to replenish essential minerals like nitrogen in your soil.
Should a compost pile be in the sun or shade?
You can put your compost pile in the sun or in the shade, but putting it in the sun will hasten the composting process. Sun helps increase the temperature, so the bacteria and fungi work faster. This also means that your pile will dry out faster, especially in warm southern climates.
What things should you avoid putting in a compost pile?
What NOT to Compost
- Meat and Fish Scraps.
- Dairy, Fats, and Oils.
- Plants or Wood Treated with Pesticides or Preservatives.
- Black Walnut Tree Debris.
- Diseased or Insect-Infested Plants.
- Weeds that Have Gone to Seed.
- Charcoal Ash.
- Dog or Cat Waste.
How do you compost if you don’t have a garden?
Here are three of our favorites:
- Worm Composting Bin. A worm composting bin is one of the most cost-effective ways to compost in a small space because it doesn’t take up a lot of room and is relatively low-maintenance.
- Electric Food Digester.
- Community or School Garden.
What black bins are used for?
Black bin – general non-recyclable rubbish. Your black bin is for waste which cannot be recycled (red lid bin) or composted (green lid bin) in your other bins.
Are compost bins worth it?
Conclusion. Composting is worth it for those who want to create their own nutrient-rich soil amendments for a yard, garden, or flower bed. Turning yard debris and kitchen waste into compost is an excellent way to save money, make use of otherwise discarded material, and prevent unneeded landfill waste.
Do compost bins attract rats?
Will a compost heap attract rats? Rats may visit a compost heap if they are already present in the area but composting does not generally attract the rats in the first place. If rats or mice are nesting in your compost heap, this is a sign that the heap is too dry.
Where can I buy a compost bin in Cheshire?
Composting in Cheshire West and Chester If you live in Cheshire West and Chester, you can buy home compost bins at reduced rates. Cheshire West and Chester Council has teamed up with ‘Get Composting’ to provide residents with home compost bins and other great green products.
How much waste does Cheshire West and Chester collect?
Kier Environmental Services Ltd. provide all your domestic waste collection services on behalf of Cheshire West and Chester Council. We undertake around 24,000,000 individual collections each year! We are currently unable to recycle compostable cups and cutlery at the kerbside.
Who are the recycling companies in Cheshire West?
Cheshire West Recycling manage the collection and recycling of glass from the kerbside recycling scheme. This Council owned company work with a number of UK re-processors who sort the material by colour. All recycling processors are regulated by the Environment Agency, and approved by us.
How much does it cost to get a garden waste bin?
You may be given a bigger bin instead of an extra bin. Only one garden waste bin is issued per household. If your property generates large amounts of garden waste, you can get a second garden waste bin for an annual fee of £40. Please telephone to arrange on 0300 123 7026.