Composting

Many home gardeners decide to have two or three home compost bins and find that not only do the home compost bins fit the recycling philosophy, but they also save continual trips to the Tip and provide an ongoing supply of mulch and rich compost for home use.

Home composting returns organic matter to the soil, provides an excellent cheap potting mix or garden mulch, makes a perfect fertiliser for home use when mixed with blood and bone, and is a useful outlet for the disposal of vegetable and fruit peelings.

The rewards of home composting are considerable and everybody benefits. Composting bins and kits can be easily purchased from garden and hardware stores and are a great way to dispose of household food scraps.