Alternatives to garden bonfires - Composting

Rather than burning garden waste or putting food waste in the dustbin where it will end up buried or incinerated, a compost bin will produce useful soil conditioner, saving money on commercial products. Some local authorities collect this waste. Woody waste can be shredded to make it suitable for composting or mulching. You can buy or hire shredders, and some allotment societies have their own. If using a shredder be considerate – they are very noisy so don't swap one nuisance for another!

Advice on composting is available from Bassetlaw District Council and from gardening organisations. The following provide information leaflets on composting, for which there may be a small charge:-

  • Address: Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ
  • Telephone: 01654 705989
  • Website: www.cat.org.uk

 

 


Last Updated on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Rather than burning garden waste or putting food waste in the dustbin where it will end up buried or incinerated, a compost bin will produce useful soil conditioner, saving money on commercial products. Some local authorities collect this waste. Woody waste can be shredded to make it suitable for composting or mulching. You can buy or hire shredders, and some allotment societies have their own. If using a shredder be considerate – they are very noisy so don't swap one nuisance for another!

Advice on composting is available from Bassetlaw District Council and from gardening organisations. The following provide information leaflets on composting, for which there may be a small charge:-

  • Address: Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9AZ
  • Telephone: 01654 705989
  • Website: www.cat.org.uk

Last Updated on Tuesday, December 19, 2017