Purchase a Compost Bin or Food Waste DigesterCompost bin


You can compost all your kitchen food waste (including cooked and raw meat, dairy and bones) as well was as garden waste with a food digester.


Green Johanna Food Waste Digesters are now on Special Offer for ONLY £36.00 available from Melton Borough Council for a limited time only.

Purchase a Green Johanna.




If you only want to compost garden waste and vegetable peelings, you can buy a subsidised compost bin here from Leicestershire County Council.



Why Compost?

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 warming.

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 levels;

·         Keep your soil’s pH balance in check; and

·         Suppress plant disease.


For lots more great information on composting visit Recycle Now


or download our leaflets below for tips and advice on how to get the most from your compost.



                      Composting at Home pdf                                                              Why Compost at Home?


                 Composting at Home.pdf                                                         Why Compost at Home.pdf





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.