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Welcome to the composting section, remember even a small effort by everyone can make a big difference.

Did you know that there are around 1 thousand million microscopic organisms in every teaspoon of compost?

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COMPOSTING - Choosing a bin

There are a number of points to consider before you buy a bin so that you get one appropriate for your needs. These are:

  • the number of people in your home
  • the size of your garden
  • your ability to turn compost with a garden fork
  • the bin design (ie, whether different parts need be lifted)
  • the capacity of the bin taking the above into consideration
  • materials used in the making the bin (eg, some are made of recycled plastic)
  • whether the bin is made locally. If it’s hard on your back, your back needs to be up to it!

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