Compost – Items that can be composted should be able to break down into carbon dioxide, water, inorganic compounds, and biomass at a rate similar to paper. They should leave no toxic residue and within 90 days should have disintegrated to the extent that the original product is no longer distinguishable. The items on this page can be composted either in a home composter if available or can be sent to industrial composting at council refuse collecting centres.
Stuff you can compost
Garden waste may be collected by your council is taken to a centralised composting site where it is made into a soil conditioner.
Cellophane is one of the oldest, clear packaging materials used to pack food which, unlike man-made plastic polymers, which are largely derived from petroleum, cellophane is a natural polymer made from cellulose, a component of plants & trees.
Charcoal ash contains potash, an important nutrient for some plants and it’s a great way to increase the pH of the soil.