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Home composting

We've teamed up with Getcomposting.com to offer you a discounted home composting bin. For as little as £22.50 (plus £5.99 delivery) you can compost your uncooked vegetable and fruit kitchen peelings, as well as tea bags and coffee grounds and filters, at home.

Visit the Getcomposting.com website to see more about the offer and other products to help reduce household waste.

Around a third of household waste is made up of kitchen waste such as vegetable and fruit peelings, left-over or unused raw fruit and vegetables, tea bags and coffee grounds, which can all be composted at home.

Discounted food waste digesters

Food waste digesters can be filled with biodegradable kitchen waste such as bones, meat, fish, bread, rice, cake and food. They offer an environmentally friendly way to dispose of your food waste. They produce high quality, organic compost or liquid feed.

As a District resident, you can purchase a food digester at a substantial discount.

The Green Johanna (330 litre) is designed to sit in a shady part of the garden. The temperature inside remains higher than the outside. You can put all cooked and uncooked food waste, as well as some of your garden waste (one part garden waste, two parts food is the ideal mix). It produces rich compost in a four to six months.

It costs £79.99 (recommend retail price £119.99) which includes free delivery and a composting booklet.

The Green Cone (80 litre) is designed to sit in a sunny position on a well-drained area and needs to be dug into the garden. You can put all cooked and uncooked food waste into the underground digestion chamber, but not garden waste. The cone produces a natural, liquid fertiliser that seeps into the surrounding garden and soil.

It costs £66.66 (recommend retail price £99.99) which includes free delivery a free kitchen caddy and accelerator powder.

Purchase these unit directly from Great Green Systems or by calling 0800 013 1304.

Further information

Visit the Recycle Now website for practical advice and support for beginners and experienced composters or the Association for Organics Recycling website.

Find out how to build your own compost bin from Gardeners' World.

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