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Home composting

Composting your waste is a cheap, natural process. It allows you to recycle your kitchen and garden waste into valuable food for your garden.

Residents can buy compost bins, at discounted prices. Call 0844 571 4444 or visit the Greater Manchester Get Composting website.

To make your own compost you'll need to use a mix of 'green' and 'brown' organic material. If it's too dry you'll need to add more green material.

If you don't have a garden you can still compost your kitchen waste by using a wormery or bokashi bucket. This will turn your leftovers into nourishing soil conditioner for your plant pots.

For more information on how to compost, visit the Recycle Now website.