Surprising facts about what you can & can't compost at home.

All organic matter will eventually break down, but for efficiency, a mixture of dry or "brown" matter, such as dead leaves, paper & straw, with wet or "green" matter, such as food scraps & horse manure, provides a balance of Carbon & Nitrogen to help speed the process along.

Everything we can do to keep compostable materials out of landfill will help to prevent pollution & restore our depleted soils.

Fruit and vegetable peelings
Egg shells
Nut shells
Coffee grounds
Coffee filters
Wine corks
Cupcake paper cases
Bamboo skewers or toothpicks
Leftover food*
*Depending where you live, foods containing meat & dairy may attract vermin.

Toilet paper rolls
Organic latex condoms
100% cotton tampons & their applicators
Nail clippings
Hair from hairbrush
100% cottonwool pads

Old cotton towels & sheets (shredded)
Old wool or cotton clothes (shredded)
Dead flowers from old bouquets
Used matches
Ashes from a wood burning fireplace
Paper napkins
Organic latex balloons
Christmas wreaths

Shredded paper and cardboard (uncoated)
Envelopes (without the plastic window)
Pencil shavings
Newspapers (shredded)

Chicken poo
Dead or dry leaves
Hemp rope
Sawdust (untreated)
Droppings & bedding from herbivorous pets such as rabbits & guinea pigs

Items NOT to compost:
Cat & dog poo
Tea bags (unless stated otherwise)
Sticky labels on fruit
Magazines or any glossy coated paper
Ashes from coal burning fireplace
Synthetic Fertiliser

Ensuring all the waste material is reduced to small pieces, the greater surface area will speed up your composting.

At Thackray Brown we detest waste, thats why all of our packaging is recyclable or compostable & any excess food is donated to our local food bank. See how much you can reduce your landfill waste by, and do your bit for our planet.