Composting at home

Home composting is just one small step towards minimising the amount of waste we create. Home compost is perfect for encouraging healthy growth of plants, shrubs and flowers or simply using as a mulch or lawn fertiliser.

Compost is an organic material comprising of garden waste and/or kitchen scraps which has decomposed to form a rich, soil-like substance. During the composting process, tiny organisms feed on the waste and multiply, which breaks down the organic materials. 

             Home compost bin

Home compost is perfect for encouraging healthy growth of plants, shrubs and flowers or simply using as a mulch or lawn fertiliser. Composting at home is just one small step towards minimising the amount of waste we create, but if everybody gets involved then it makes a huge difference.

Milton Keynes Council does not sell compost bins directly so we have joined forces with Evengreener which offers low cost bins on our behalf. You can view and purchase the full range of composters, wormeries and water butts on the Get Composting website. Or you can call their customer order line on 0844 571 4444.

You can find information on how to locate and get started with your home compost bin and what to put in it on the Recycle Now and  Royal Horticultural Society website.

For more useful tips on home composting, or for answers to your home composting problems, email yourwaste@milton-keynes.gov.uk.

Last Updated: 8 April 2019