Posted: 23/04/2013 at 13:56
about a year ago, some weeds were accidently put in our compost bins - I didn't realise this had happened until a few months ago when my husband told me. Anyway, obviously I dont want to now use the compost on our garden, but is there anything I can do with it, rather than just digging it all out of the bins and taking it to the recycling centre? e.g. could I put it in black bags and leave it in the sun for a few weeks (if we have that much sun!) - would the build up of heat kill any remaining weed seeds?
Hi Putting the weeds into plastic bags is a good idea, but I would leave them for at least a year to make sure that all seed and growth has stopped and if you have couch grass leave it to decay for at least 2 years and then compost it