Home composting

Home composting is a great way to get an endless supply of soil improver for your garden. It also helps to reduce the amount of waste we send for incineration. Every year, Basingstoke and Deane residents throw away over 8,000 tonnes of food, most of which is unused. However, fruit and vegetable peelings can be composted at home.

Composting at home cuts CO2 emissions and turns most kitchen and garden waste into a free supply of compost that will keep your garden blooming year after year.

We are offering residents the opportunity to buy a cut-price compost bin from only £18.50. Visit www.getcomposting.com to order your compost bin or take a look at the range of other products available to help reduce your waste.

Further information is also available in the leaflet below.

Making your own compost heap

You can make a temporary compost heap using chicken wire, scrap wood/pallets or by simply finding a corner of your garden. Now is the perfect time of year to get it started. Google 'compost heap using wood' or whatever materials you have and lots of ideas will come up.


PDF document Compost bin offer (PDF) [6 Mb]

We are aware that the leaflet states closing date for applications 31 March 2020 for 'Get Composting campaigns'. Our supplier has confirmed that the offer will be available after this date.

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Recycling team

If you have an enquiry about recycling, send a message to the Waste and Recycling Team

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  • 01256 844844
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    RG21 4AH
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    8.30am to 5pm
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