Compost is a rich, dark soil-like material you can produce by mixing together natural products such as unwanted garden materials and organic kitchen waste. It acts as a natural fertiliser and is full of nutrients to use on your garden.
It is important to compost, as collecting and disposing of food and garden waste as refuse is an expensive process. Although this waste is natural, when it is landfilled, the pockets of air are compressed out. Without air, greenhouse gases such as methane are produced.
Composting at home is much more environmentally friendly as it is an aerobic process. Since your compost bin will contain air pockets, your bin will not produce methane.
Compost bins - special offer
Ealing Council, working with Straight Plc, is offering residents reduced prices on compost bins:
Telephone for details on 0845 130 60 90 or visit www.ealing.getcomposting.com