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Composting and wormeries

  • Rubbish, waste and recycling

Composting at home is one way to reduce some of your food waste, create useful compost, and have fun as a family whilst reducing the amount of waste that is disposed of. 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 also reduces greenhouse gasses and puts valuable nutrients back into the soil.

Compost bins

We have an arrangement with a GetComposting to make compost bins available to residents at a discounted 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)

Simply go to getcomposting.com and enter your postcode to order your compost bin and to view the helpful guide.

Get started

If you're new to home composting, or want to expand your knowledge visit Recycle Now for some handy tips on setting up your bin, how to compost, and using your compost.

What goes in a compost bin

Here are some everyday items which can go into your composter:

Vegetable peelings

Citrus peelings

Tea bags

Egg shells


Did you know it’s not advised to put bread, fish, meat or bones 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. Using a wormery is easy to do, interesting, fun for the kids, and are suitable for indoors or outside use.

For more information, and to order a wormery visit  Get Composting  and Original Organics.

Here are some everyday items which can go into your wormery:


Cheese rinds



Small amounts of shredded newspaper

Fruit and vegetable peelings.



  • 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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