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

Home composting

Home composting is the most environmentally friendly way of dealing with kitchen and garden waste. It’s really easy to start and produces a nutrient rich compost that you can use in your garden. You can compost:

  • Grass cuttings
  • Soft prunings
  • Plants and some weeds
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Old cut flowers
  • Cardboard (torn up)
  • Newspaper
  • Straw

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.

You can purchase a low cost compost bin from the site for £10 (cash only) on Wednesdays between 1.30pm and 3pm or Saturdays between 9am and 11am.

For more information about the site visit www.facebook.com/groups/thornburycommunitycomposting

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