Home composting is an easy alternative to throwing your organic waste such as vegetable peelings in your bin. It is estimated that approximately one third of waste produced in the home is organic waste that can be composted. The majority of organic waste produced in the home comes from the kitchen, in the preparation of meals and snacks.
Potato skins, vegetable peels, fruit skins and even egg shells can be thrown into the home composting unit where they break down naturally to produce a rich nutrient compost ideal for your garden plants.
Click below to download the booklet which explains how to compost sucessfully at home. This booklet acts as a beginners guide to the science of composting, it details the best position for the compost unit in your garden, lists what items can be placed in the composting unit and also provides a list of the waste types not suitable for the composting unit.
Home composting saves you money and helps the environment. Do your bit for the environment and start home composting today.
For more detailed information click here to go to the Stop Food Waste Campaign, which is the National Composting and Food Waste Prevention website.
Composters are on sale from Waller's-Lot Recycling Centre in Cashel, Nenagh Recycling Centre and Thurles Municipal District Office. Please note that when buying a composter in Nenagh or Thurles, the payment has to be made in the Civic Offices, Nenagh and the composter can be picked up on presentation of the receipt at the Recycling Centre/Municipal District. You can pay for and pick up your composter at Waller's-Lot Recycling Centre, Cashel.