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Composting Information and Advice

Composting is great for recycling your garden waste and fruit & vegetable peelings. You can find out how to use a compost bin on the Recycle Now website.

You can buy a compost bin from The Merseyside compost network website. Prices start at £17.98 plus there is a buy 1 get 1 half price offer on selected bins (including the £17.98 bin). All residents living in Merseyside can use this offer, its aim is to raise awareness and increase composting across the region




Why Compost?

  • Composting reduces the amount of waste going to landfill
  • Over half of your waste is compostable, like vegetable and fruit peelings, tea and coffee grounds, garden waste and paper and cardboard in small amounts
  • Organic waste rots in landfill making methane, which is a greenhouse gas that increases the effect of global warming
  • Home compost is free and can improve your soil by adding nutrients, helping water retention and healthy plant growth