Waste Aware Scotland offers the following tips to ensure householders get the most from their composting:
- Positioning the compost bin.
Ideally place the bin on soil or grass in a partially shaded area of the garden that can be accessed easily all year round.
- Getting the right mix.
Aim to get a 50/50 mix of Green materials such as fruit and veg peelings, cut flowers and grass cuttings and Brown materials such as paper, cardboard, egg shells and hedge trimmings.
- Adding air.
Air speeds up the composting process. This can be done by adding air pockets created by placing scrunched up paper and card in the bin or manually by turning the compost with a garden fork.