Composters for food and garden waste

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A third of what we throw away is food waste. Food composters, wormeries and standard composters take food and garden waste and break it down into high quality compost.

See how easy it is to get composting

The Jones family have just bought a council discounted Green Johanna food composter.

This video shows you how to set up and maintain your Green Johanna, what it can and can't compost, why you should be composting as well as other useful information to help you turn your food waste into compost. See how easy it is for yourself!
 

Green Johanna food composter

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Turn all your waste food into quality compost!

Green Johanna's are simple and easy to use. They use naturally occurring micro-organisms, bugs and worms along with oxygen and moisture to do all the work and you end up with a high quality compost at the end. 

They can be used all year round and can take cooked and uncooked:

  • meat, fish and bones
  • dairy products
  • fruit and vegetables
  • garden waste
  • paper and cardboard 

We offer a council discount on Green Johannas, simply visit Great Green Systems and type in your postcode or phone 0800 731 2572 to find out more or buy one for only £39.95, plus delivery.

Wormeries

Large image of a tiger wormeryNot much space? Try a wormery!

Wormeries are small contained units that make compost and liquid fertiliser using worms. As they are so small they can be kept in a garage, shed or even on a balcony.

They can be used all year round and can take cooked and uncooked:

  • meat
  • dairy products
  • fruit and vegetables (except citrus fruit and onions)
  • garden waste
  • paper and cardboard 

We offer a council discount on wormeries, simply visit Great Green Systems and type in your postcode or phone 0800 731 2572 to find out more or buy one from only £26, plus delivery.

For more information on how to use wormeries, read our composting and wormeries leaflet (PDF 1.3mb).

Standard composter

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Lots of garden waste? Get a standard composter.

Standard composters take garden waste and some uncooked food and turn it into compost. They are perfect if you produce a large amount of garden or green waste.

They can be used all year round and can take:

  • garden waste, including grass cuttings, leaves, weeds and twigs 
  • uncooked fruit and vegetable scraps
  • tea bags and coffee grounds
  • egg shells
  • paper and cardboard

We offer a council discount on standard composters, simply visit Get Composting or phone 08445 714444 to find out more or buy one from only £5, plus delivery.

For more information on how to use the standard composters view our composting and wormeries leaflet [PDF 1.3mb].

Garden waste collections

If you produce too much garden waste to compost yourself, you can have it collected and composted for you. There are a number of companies across the city which can do this for you, examples include:

Make your own wormery or composter

Look at our guide and find out how to make your own wormery or composter (PDF 28kb).

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