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Composting

Compost bins are available to Cardiff residents for £7.

 

Compost bins are available to collect Monday-Friday, between 12:00pm to 4:00pm from:

 

Lamby Way Depot
Rumney
Cardiff
CF3 2HP

 

Cash and card payments are accepted.

 

Container sizes:

 

  • Compost bins - 330 litres

 

Order a free composting booklet


You can call 029 2087 2087 to order a free ‘Composting for All’ booklet, or you can ask for one when you go to pick up your compost bin.

 

Tips on how to start composting at home

 

  • You can buy a compost bin or make one yourself. Make sure the bin has a lid to stop the compost becoming water logged when it rains
  • Put your compostable garden clippings and food waste into the compost bin
  • Spreading a little ready-made compost will help the pile get going. You can also buy compost accelerants from garden centres
  • Keep the compost pile moist; it should be damp to the touch, but not wet
  • Leave the pile for about a week, the compost will begin to bake and get warm. This is part of the natural rotting process
  • Add air to the pile by stirring or turning with a fork
  • Your pile will get smaller. This is a good sign that the compost is being formed. If the compost begins to go slimy, add some cardboard for extra fibre
  • If you mix the pile every week, it should be ready in about two months. If you don't turn the mix it may take up to a year to form compost

 

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