Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your garden and food waste into nutrient food for your soil.

Home composting

Composting at home can help the environment, improve the quality of soil in your garden and save space in your bins. Find out how to make a good, nutritious compost by visiting the recycle now website.

Where to get a compost bin

If you want to have a go at home composting you can buy a compost bin from the Thornbury community composting site.

The charge for a 220 litre compost bin is £10.00, cash payment on collection.

Community composting

There is one community composting site in South Gloucestershire. It is located at the back of the Thornbury Leisure Centre car park, Thornbury Road, Bristol BS35 3JB.

Thornbury community composting site produces good quality compost which is available for a donation. Donations support the running costs of the site which is manned by volunteers.

You will need to bring a suitable bag and a shovel. Take care and don’t try to lift too much in one go. The site also sells compost bins, wood chip and wood.

For more information about the site visit

The site is for South Gloucestershire residents to dispose of household garden waste and cannot accept any waste from businesses or traders. Follow the rules which are on display and be mindful of the neighbours and your own safety if visiting after dark.

Thornbury community composting site is monitored by CCTV.

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