Why compost?

  • it's good for your garden - digging compost into your soil improves on its texture and nutritional quality, which in turn produces healthier plants

  • it's good for the environment - organic rubbish that is sent to landfill breaks down without air, which causes methane to be produced. Methane is a greenhouse gas twenty times more powerful than carbon dioxide. Also, making your own compost saves you from buying peat-based compost. Peat bogs are a natural habitat

  • it's good for your pocket - composting your kitchen and garden waste at home saves on car journeys and provides you with your own versatile, valuable free resource

Find out more about composting.

Residents with smaller gardens or back yards might want to consider setting up a wormery.

Special home composting offers

Two of the most popular compost bins are on special offer. The 220 litre compost converter bin will cost £20. If you order a second one, it will be half price. The 330 litre compost bin will cost £22.50 and a second one will also be half price.

There will be a flat rate delivery charge of £6.99 on top of this.

Please visit getcomposting.com or e-mail the team for further information and to place an order. Note that delivery times may be affected due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The offer will be available for Dorset Council residents until 31 March 2022.

Free compost bins for schools

Find out more about how Dorset schools can have up to two free 330 litre compost bins plus two lidded caddies for collecting waste.