by pauline williamson

Norfolk Master Composter and #FoodSavvy Champion

So, you are keen to reduce your food waste to a minimum? That’s great, both for your purse and for the planet! But however hard you try, there are always some fruit and vegetable leftovers, such as onion skins, banana skins and melon peel, that you can’t eat… do they go in your rubbish bin? Possibly, you have a food waste collection bin that you can use, but remember that there is still a financial and environmental cost to this recycling service. Transport and processing is not free, and they both add pollutants to the atmosphere.

So what is the answer? HOME COMPOSTING! Almost all of your food waste, apart from bones, dairy products and bread (which could attract vermin) can be composted at home, alongside most of your garden waste. What are the benefits of home composting? By following a few, easy rules and for a minimal outlay, you can transform all of your biodegradable food and garden waste into a free, valuable nutrient-rich product, compost, that will improve both the fertility of the soil and the health of the plants in your garden. And importantly, you can feel confident that you are “doing your bit” for the environment.

Want to know more? Follow this link to Home Composting. Or watch out for the free beginners compost workshops in Norfolk that will be advertised soon. Simply sign up, attend a two hour presentation and you will be rewarded with a free “Dalek” plastic compost bin, delivered to your door.

Based in Suffolk? Check out their Home Composting tips page for deals on home compositing bins and the Suffolk Master Composting Scheme.