Getting started

Getting started

Anyone can compost even if you don't have a garden. A wormery or bokashi bucket can work just as well.

There are several ways you can compost your organic waste:

  • Kitchen waste
    • You can compost some of your kitchen waste, including fruit and vegetable peelings and tea bags, using your home composter. See How to compost.
    • 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. Try www.wormcity.co.uk for more information.
    • Your local council may provide other options. Check your local council website:


Hammersmith and Fulham
Kensington and Chelsea
Lambeth
Wandsworth

  • Garden waste
    • You can compost your garden waste at home using a home composting bin in your garden (see How to compost). All four Western Riverside boroughs offer their residents home composting bins at reduced prices. To find out how to get yours, click on your borough:


Hammersmith and Fulham
Kensington and Chelsea
Lambeth
Wandsworth

    • You can take your garden waste free of charge to one of the Reuse and recycling centres in your area.
    • If you are resident in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea you can have your garden waste collected by the council. To find out more click on the link below:

Kensington and Chelsea

Interesting Facts

"It's really quite frightening just how much food we throw away! We made composting part of everyday life and we can't wait to use it in the garden!"

Lola Cary