Garden waste Compost can be applied in a range of end uses, within full-scale agriculture, landscaping, gardens and brownfield sites. It can be used as a mulch, soil improver, topsoil constituent, turf dressing, and growing medium constituent.
Most types of garden waste can be recycled, including flowers, bark, grass and hedge cuttings, plants, leaves, small branches, twigs and weeds.
- If possible, consider setting up a compost bin to recycle your garden waste at home or use a vertical garden tower with a composter.
- If you can't compost a garden waste at home you can take it to your local garden waste recycling point or put it into your garden waste collection scheme, if you have one.
- Although composting process sites have measures to remove contamination, it is important that plastics and large stones are kept to a minimum in garden waste collected for composting, in order to ensure that a quality product can be made by recycling of garden waste.
- It is also important that grass cuttings where herbicides have been used aren't put in the recycling compost bin.
- Open air windrow composting is generally used for garden waste composting materials only. Catering waste or animal wastes should not go in your garden waste bin.