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Composting

Compost Bins

Zero Waste Scotland's subsidised compost bin offer ended in January 2011, so if you are looking to buy a compost bin a good place to start would be your local garden centre. Alternatively compost bins are available on many online sites such as:

Original Organics W: www.originalorganics.co.uk

Greenfingers W: www.greenfingers.com

Recycle Works W: www.recycleworks.co.uk

Or build a compost bin!

Ask Organic A fact sheet on how you can construct your own compost box (New Zealand Box) easily and quickly. W: http://www.askorganic.co.uk/newzealandbox.pdf

RRFB A page from Nova Scotia with tips on many different kinds of bin you can make yourself using chicken wire, pallets, scrap wood etc. W: http://putwasteinitsplace.ca/compost.asp#.Vbj3eVKPLcs

Wye Cycle Make your own compost bin out of old tyres. For a DIY leaflet and details contact: T: 01233 813 298


Local Composting Initiatives

ASK Organic

Occasionally run courses on composting funded by the Scottish Borders Council at Woodside Walled Garden near Jedburgh. Provide free composting and gardening advice on Thursdays 10am-4pm at composting corner at Woodside Walled Garden. Check website for regular updates:

T: 01450 860 778
W: www.askorganic.co.uk


Colinton Community Compost

Advice on home composting available. Visits by appointment welcome.

55 Torphin Road
Edinburgh
EH13 0PQ
T: 0131 312 9944
W: www.tiphereth.org.uk


General Composting Information

Changeworks Composting Webpage

W: www.changeworks.org.uk/How to compost at home


Community Composting Network

T: 0114 258 0483
W: www.communitycompost.org/


Garden Organic (HDRA)

W: www.gardenorganic.org.uk


Great Green Systems

Food waste digester suppliers.

T: 0800 731 2572
W: http://www.greatgreensystems.com/


Waste Aware Scotland

T: 0845 076 0223
W: www.wasteawarescotland.org.uk


Wiggly Wigglers

Wormery suppliers.

T: 01981 500 391
W: www.wigglywigglers.co.uk


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