The best thing you can do with your garden and food waste is to compost it at home. Getting started is easy, all you need is a compost bin or a small space in the garden to create a heap.

You can put things like grass cuttings, dried leaves, twigs and vegetable peelings into a compost bin or heap and you’ll get a nutrient rich, peat-free compost. Meat, fish, dairy, bones and cooked food waste cannot be added to a normal composter. However, there are a range of food digesters that you can choose from to compost these.