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MAKING YOUR COMPOST
 

Here's some information about what you can add to your bin to make the best compost. Aim for a balance of 50% greens and 50% browns in your compost bin to get the right mix.

'Greens'
Quick to rot and provide important nitrogen and moisture.Green-tick

  • Animal manure with straw
  • Annual weeds
  • Bindweed
  • Bracken
  • Brussels sprout stalk
  • Carrot tops
  • Citrus peel
  • Coffee grounds
  • Comfrey leaves
  • Cut flowers
  • Deadly Nightshade
  • Fruit peelings and pulp
  • Fruit seeds
  • Grass mowings
  • Hay
  • Hedge clippings
  • House plants
  • Ivy leaves
  • Nettles
  • Old bedding plants
  • Perennial weeds
  • Poisonous plants
  • Rhubarb leaves
  • Seaweed
  • Soft prunings and plant debris
  • Tea leaves and bags
  • Urine
  • Vegetable peelings and pulp

'Browns'
Slower to rot, provide carbon & fibre and allow air pockets to form.

  • Autumn leaves
  • Cardboard
  • Christmas tree
  • Corn starch liners
  • Cotton towels
  • Cotton wool
  • Egg boxes
  • Egg shells
  • Evergreen prunings
  • Hair
  • Natural corks
  • Nuts
  • Paper bags
  • Privet
  • Straw
  • Sweetcorn cobs
  • Thorny prunings
  • Tomato plants
  • Used kitchen paper
  • Vacuum cleaner contents
  • Wood ash
  • Wool

Keep this out!
Certain things should never be placed in your bin.

  • Bones
  • Bread
  • Cans
  • Cat litter
  • Cigarette ends
  • Cling film
  • Coal ash
  • Crisp packets
  • Dairy products
  • Disposable nappies
  • Dog faeces
  • Dog food
  • Drink cartons
  • Meat and fish scraps
  • Olive oil
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic bottles
  • Soiled tissues
 

Aloe acutissima, Aloe africana, Aloe andogonensis, Aloe arborescens, Aloe aristata, Aloe barbarae, Aloe boyleii, Aloe brevifolia, Aloe camperii, Aloe chaubaudii, Aloe ciliaris, Aloe cooperii, Aloe congolensis, Aloe daweii, Aloe dichotoma, Aloe ellenbeckii, Aloe ferox, Aloe fosterii, Aloe gerstneri, Aloe globuligemma, Aloe gracilis, Aloe grandidentata, Aloe greatheadii, Aloe hildebrandtii, Aloe humilis, Aloe longibracteata, Aloe maculata, Aloe marlothii, Aloe milotii, Aloe mudenensis , Aloe musapana x wildii, Aloe nyeriensis, Aloe petricola, Aloe pluridens, Aloe pretoriensis, Aloe prinslooi, Aloe pruinosa, Aloe reitzii, Aloe rupestris, Aloe schelpei, Aloe sinkantata x andoginensis, Aloe speciosa, Aloe spicata, Aloe striata, Aloe striatulata, Aloe succotrina, Aloe suprafoliata, Aloe teniour, Aloe thompsonii, Aloe umfolosiensis, Aloe vanbaleni, Aloe vera, Aloe vryheidensis


Acacia caffra, Acacia karoo, Acacia nigrescens, Acacia robusta, Acacia sieberiana, Acacia xanthophloea, Apodytes dimidiata, Bauhinia galpinii, Bauhinia tomentosa, Berchemia zeyheri, Bolusanthus speciosus, Buddleja saligna, Buddleja salvifolia, Carissa bispinosa, Carissa macrocarpa, Cassinopsis illicifolia, Celtis africanum, Calodendroum capense, Calpurnia aurea, Combretum erythrophyllum, Combretum kraussi, Cussonia natalensis, Cussonia spicata, Dais continifolia, Diospyros lycoides, Dodonaea angustifolia, Dombeya rotundifolia, Dovyalis caffra, Ehretia rigida, Ekebergia capensis, Erythrina lysistemon, Euphorbia ingens, Ficus ingens, Ficus natalensis, Grewia occidentalis, Halleria lucida, Harpephyllum caffrum, Heteropyxis natalensis, Ilex mitis, Jasminium multipartitum, Kiggelaria africana, Milletia grandis, Nuxia floribunda, Olea africana, Pappea capensis, Peltophorum africanum, Podocarpus henkelii, Podocarpus falcatus, Portulacaria afra, Ptaeroxylon obliquum, Rapanea melanophloeos, Rhamnus prinoides, Rhus chirindensis, Rhus lancea, Rhus pendulina, Rhus pyroides, Rothmania capensis, Rothmania globosa, Schotia afra, Schotia brachypatela, Sclerocarya birrea, Spirostachys africana, Syzygium cordatum, Tarchonanthus camphoratus, Trichilia dregenea, Trichilia emetica, Vangueria infausta, Vepris lanceolata, Zanthoxylum capense, Ziziphus mucronata

Caesalpinia ferrea, Cupressus Gold Crest, Cupressocyparis leylandii, Liquidamber, Plantanus x Acerifolia, Populus simoni

 
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