Purchase a Compost Bin or Food
You can compost all your kitchen food waste (including cooked
and raw meat, dairy and bones) as well was as garden waste with a
Green Johanna Food Waste
Digesters are now on Special Offer for ONLY £36.00 available from Melton Borough
Council for a limited time only.
If you only want to compost
garden waste and vegetable peelings, you can buy a subsidised
compost bin here
from Leicestershire County Council.
Composting is an inexpensive, natural process
that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into an invaluable
and nutrient rich food for your garden.
For the environment...
Organic waste sent to landfill is unable to
decompose properly because, squashed under all the other waste, it
doesn’t have any access to air. So instead methane, a powerful
greenhouse gas, is produced which contributes to global
Doing your bit to reduce the amount of waste
sent to landfill by composting at home can save powerful global
warming gases equivalent to:
- The CO2 your kettle produces annually; or
- What your washing machine produces in three months; or
- Not watching television for 3 months.*
*based on Loewe Connect 42 Media
Full-HD+42” Full HD LCD TV
For the garden...
Your compost is a nutrient-rich food product
for your garden and will help to:
· Improve soil
structure and condition;
· Maintain moisture
· Keep your soil’s
pH balance in check; and
· Suppress plant
For lots more great information on composting
or download our leaflets below for tips and
advice on how to get the most from your compost.
Why Compost at
Reduce the food you waste
If you are concerned about the food waste you
generate, you can make a big difference by reducing the amount you
produce in the first place, get some great tips from Melton’s own
food waste reduction team, Eat Well Waste Less.