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Consider composting

Start composting and grow yourself an urban oasis.

Why compost?

Composting transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient-rich food for your garden. It’s easy to make and use and it’s cheap to do.

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It’s good for the environment

Did you know that almost half of the food waste in the average rubbish bin could have been composted?  You can do your bit to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill or incineration by composting your food and garden waste at home!

Composting at home for just one year can save the same amount of energy as using your kettle for a year, or your washing machine for three months!

It’s good for your garden

Compost is a nutrient-rich food product for your garden and will help improve soil structure, maintain moisture levels, and keep your soil’s pH balance in check while helping to suppress plant disease. It will have everything your plants need including nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium and it will help buffer soils that are very acidic or alkaline.

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