Home composting is a great way to produce, process and use your own waste in a beneficial way. Organic and biodegradable waste can easily be composted, producing valuable mulch for the garden at very little cost.
Compost improves all kinds of soil and can be used almost anywhere in your garden, for example, to feed the lawn or to top up tubs and baskets. It is rich in nutrients and is a great way to help your garden grow naturally.
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Compost bins can be collected from Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE for £15.
We are not able to accept 'bio' or 'compostable' plastics in the brown bin. Please place these items in your black bin. Producers of this packaging advise that their products can be processed through in-vessel composting, which is how the contents of the brown bin is treated. However a lot of in-vessel composting facilities, including the one we use, do not accept the material for the following reasons.
1. The items look almost identical to their plastic counterparts so when they are mixed with organic waste they are difficult to tell apart from the plastic version and would likely be removed before processing, which comes at an additional expense.
2. The processors have found that the material doesn't always break down completely during the process. This can affect the end quality of the compost and in some cases prevent it from reaching the relevant quality standards (PAS100) to be used as compost.