North East Lincolnshire Council

Don’t waste your waste – GetComposting this autumn

The summer sun is performing its last dance of the year and our gardens will soon become wastelands of winter, but before the snow starts to fall, it’s time to take autumn by the bronzed leaves and get out there, prune, trim and prepare the garden for next year.

You really shouldn’t look at it as waste. Your garden debris has the potential to give you a free supply of top-quality compost to get your garden blooming next year, with very little effort.

Simply throw it into a compost bin and over the winter months it will rot down to produce environmentally friendly compost that when added to the garden will suppress weeds and retain moisture throughout the dry months.

Benefits of home composting:

  • It’s easy to make and easy to use
  • Produces a free continual source of the very best compost
  • Improves soil structure
  • Maintains moisture
  • Helps the soil PH balance
  • Suppresses plant disease
  • Reduces the need for polluting bonfires
  • Reduces carbon emissions
  • Helps to divert organic waste from landfill
  • Reduces refuse collection costs.

To encourage residents to get composting, North East Lincolnshire Council has teamed up with to offer home compost bins at special offer prices from only £10.

There is also a buy one get one half price offer to purchase a second bin from only £5, a massive saving.

If you want to buy compost, you can purchase it from the Grimsby community recycling centre for just £2 a bag, with up to five bags maximum per day. Compost is limited availability.

GetComposting have exclusive offers on a range of other great green products, including special offer water butts with buy one get one half price and a selection of gardening accessories.

To see what’s available in your area visit or call 0844 571 4444.

You can sign up for garden waste collections at

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