Home Composting

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and gardenHome-composting-picture waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use.

What can be composted?

More than 30% of household waste can be composted at home. To get the best compost it is best to add an equal mixture of "greens" and "browns".

  • Greens are wet items such as tea bags, vegetable peelings, grass and fruit.
  • Browns are dry items such as leaves, dead plants, cardboard and paper.

Getting started with composting

Stevenage Borough Council residents can buy discounted compost bins through WasteAware. To order your home compost bins and accessories:

  • Visit Get Composting or
  • Phone the Home Compost Bin order line on 0844 571 4444