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Composting and wormeries

  • Rubbish, waste and recycling

Anyone can compost at home. You don’t need to be a keen gardener, have a big garden or even live in a house to make compost. Compost reduces landfill waste and greenhouse gas creatio. It puts valuable nutrients back into the soil.

Compost bins

We have an arrangement with a supplier to make compost bins available to residents at a reasonable price. They offer the following compost bins:

  • compost Converter 220L (buy one, get one half price special offer)
  • compost Converter 330L (buy one, get one half price special offer)
  • Converter base plate (buy one, get one half price special offer)

Order your compost bin now.

Get started

If you're new to home composting, visit Recycle Now for some handy tips.

What goes in a compost bin

Visit Recycle Now for a full list of what you can and can't put into your compost bin.


Wormeries are sealed bins which house a colony of tiger worms that naturally convert your food waste into concentrated liquid plant food and rich organic compost. They are ideal for flats or properties with small or no gardens. They can be kept indoors or outside and are also great fun for children. To find out more about wormeries download the guide below. Wormeries can also be purchased from getcomposting and Original Organics.

You can put the following items into your wormery:

  • cooked leftovers
  • meat
  • cheese rinds
  • fruit and vegetable peelings
  • bread
  • pasta
  • teabags
  • egg shells
  • paper kitchen towels
  • small amounts of shredded newspaper


  • Street Based services
  • Oakleigh Depot
    Oakleigh Road South
    London, N11 1HJ
  • Tel: 020 8359 4600
  • Opening hours
  • Mon - Thurs 9.00am to 5.15pm; Fri 9.00am to 5.00pm

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