There are lots of types of compost bin available to buy, at the garden centre or via your local council, but it’s also easy to make your own. All you need is a bit of time, some basic tools and some old pallets.
Find out how to make compost.
A compost bin gives you the satisfaction of turning kitchen and garden waste into rich, crumbly compost, which you can use as a mulch in the garden. What’s more, because food and garden waste releases methane (a harmful greenhouse gas) when sent to landfill, composting is good for the planet, too.
Here’s how to make a DIY compost bin.
Cover your bin and keep it moist
Cover your bin with carpet to keep it warm – this will help to speed up the composting process. And check that it is moist – you may need to water it lightly in warm weather.