Kitchen and garden waste like food and grass cuttings can be broken down by bacteria and fungi to turn it into compost. Compost is very nutritious for growing gardens.

What can you compost?

• Anything that was once living will compost - banana skins, apple cores, potato skins

• Grass clippings and weeds rot quickly

• Old and tough plants decay slowly, such as wood clippings and should be broken in to smaller pieces

• A good compost heap should have a mixture of fast decaying materials and slow decaying materials