Reduce, reuse, recycle for Highland

Home composting

Why Compost?

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable and nutrient rich food for your garden. It's easy to make and use.

It can also save you money too as it can be used instead of buying peat based compost.

The links below can help you set up your home compost.

Community Composting

Our partner Zero Waste Scotland has developed an online resource which provides communities and organisations with a step-by-step guide, taking them through everything they would need to consider if looking to set up a community composting project.

Community composting provides a mechanism to deal with materials locally. Locally produced compost is a valuable growing medium for community growing projects.

It provides a substitute to buying expensive and sometimes environmentally damaging composts (in particular if containing peat).

There is a huge amount of community climate action underway across the Highlands. This resource will provide a valuable tool, breaking down a complex topic into easy to digest sections - the partners are excited to see how the communities use this resource.

Check out the Community Composting Resource