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Published: 25 February 2020

It's easier to compost than you may think

As the nights get lighter and the air begins to warm, there is no better time to grab your gardening gloves and head outdoors.

This spring, you can enjoy lush green grass while helping new things to grow by making your own supply of nutrient rich compost. Not only is composting the most environmentally friendly way to recycle your garden waste, it will also help to improve soil and make your plants flourish.

It's easier than you think to compost at home, you just need a 50:50 mix of green nitrogen rich ingredients, to add moisture and brown carbon rich ingredients that create air pockets in your compost bin. Green ingredients include grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit scraps and coffee grounds. While brown ingredients can be dead leaves, branches and twigs.

Discounted compost bin available to get you started

Surrey residents keen to make a start can buy a discounted compost bin for just £13. They can also buy a discounted food waste digester from £65 which can be used to make compost from all types of food waste.

Visit the Surrey Environment Partnership website for more composting tips and details about the discounted bins and other ways you can recycle your garden waste.

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