Composting at home
Composting in your garden
Composting is a great way of turning old fruit, vegetables and garden waste into free compost for your garden. It helps the environment and saves you money. To get started you will need a sturdy compost bin.
A caddy can help you store your food waste in the kitchen for a couple of days before transferring it to your compost bin.
Upcoming free compost workshops
The following workshops are suitable for total beginners as well as those who would like to improve the quality of their home compost.
Saturday 3 July 2021 10am to 12 noon – Thames Chase Visitors Centre, Pike Lane, Upminster, Essex, RM14 3NS
Monday 5 July 2021 10am to 12 noon or 1pm to 3pm – Langton’s Gardens, Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1XR
Booking is essential.
Special compost bin and caddy offer
Compost bins and kitchen caddies are currently available to Havering residents for a reduced price:
220 litre compost bin with a free 5 litre caddy, including delivery for just £9.99.
330 litre compost bin with a free 5 litre caddy, including delivery for just £12.99.
Or call 0844 571 4444 to place an order.
Other items (including caddy liners and wormeries) are also available from the Get Composting web shop.
Compostable caddy liners
We have also teamed up with caddyliners.com to provide an exclusive offer of caddy liners and other great products. This special range of caddy liners and caddies will help you dispose of your food waste in a way that benefits our environment.
Learn more about composting
Many garden centres and large supermarkets sell relatively inexpensive bins for composting kitchen and garden waste. Alternatively you can compost by creating a compost heap in a corner of your garden, or building your own compost bin out of old pallets or pieces of wood.
Don't want to use your composting? We can take your compostable materials away with our compostable sack service.