Home Composting

Home composting is easy and can save you money and reduce your impact on the environment by reducing the amount of waste put out for the collection. Composting is nature's way of recycling organic matter in the presence of oxygen. By composting kitchen and garden waste at home you can easily improve the quality of your soil and increase biodiversity in your garden.

Recycle Now (external link) offers a wide range of information about composting and how it works. 

What you can and cannot home compost: 

Yes Please!No Thank You!
Raw fruit and veg peelingsMeat
Tea bags and coffee groundsFish
Old flowersDairy
Grass cuttingsCooked food
Cardboard egg boxesCat and dog waste
Newspaper or shredded paperCoal ash
Natural bedding from vegetarian pets (straw, hay, newspaper) 
Garden prunings and twigs 
Old natural fibre clothing, for example wool or cotton (but if it is in good condition, donate it to charity)