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Composting

Composting at home

Composting is a natural process, where bacteria and fungi breaks down organic waste converting it into a rich and useful soil-like material, which is of great benefit to garden and plants.

1. Why Compost

2. What can you compost

3. What you cannot compost

4. How to make your own compost

The finished compost will benefit your soil, it increases organic matter, attracts and feeds earthworms, helps reduce soil erosion and increases vitamin and mineral content in food crops. 

Click here for further information on home composting.

Other useful links
http://www.leicester.gov.uk/your-council-services/lc/parks-green-spaces/allotments-4-all/
www.recyclenow.com/homecomposting
www.compost-it.org.uk
www.homecomposting.org.uk

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