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'Greens' or nitrogen rich ingredientsEdit

  • Leaves
  • Grass cuttings
  • Raw vegetable peelings from your kitchen
  • Tea bags and leaves, coffee grounds
  • Young green weed growth
  • Soft green prunings
  • Animal manure from herbivores eg cows and horses
  • Poultry manure and bedding

'Browns' or carbon rich ingredients - slow to rotEdit

  • Waste paper and junk mail, including shredded confidential waste
  • Cardboard (cereal packets,egg boxes,...)
  • Bedding from vegetarian pets (rabbits, guinea pigs, birds,...)
  • Tough hedge clippings
  • Sawdust
  • Wood shavings
  • Fallen leaves

Other compostable itemsEdit

  • Hair, nail clippings
  • Egg shells (crushed)
  • Natural fibres eg. 100% wool or cotton

Do not compostEdit

  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Cooked food
  • Coal & coke ash
  • Cat litter
  • Dog faeces
  • Disposable nappies