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What to Recycle

What can go in my Worm Farm?

As a guide worms will eat anything that was once living. This includes;
  • Leftover vegetable scraps, fruit and vegetable peelings
  • Tea leaves / bags and coffee grounds
  • Vacuum cleaner dust or hair clippings (also animal)
  • Torn up newspapers, egg and milk or soaked pizza cartons
  • Crushed egg shells (these will also help with the pH balance)
The greater the variety of material you use, the better the castings will be. Sprinkle a handful of soil (from your garden is fi ne) everytime you feed your worms, the worms use the grit in the soil to helps them to grind up the fresh food waste.

Remember worming tablets for your dog and cat will kill your worms if they eat the animal droppings!

What can go in my Compost Bin or Tumbler?

Compost is made when micro-organisms feed on plant matter and break it down into smaller and smaller pieces, however micro-organisms only eat organic food. That means you should only put materials into your Compost Bin or Tumbler that were once alive. This includes;
  • Lawn clippings
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Small green prunnings
  • Vegetable scraps
  • Eggshells
  • General garden Waste
You can even use shredded newspaper and cardboard.
You should aim for 50% garden waste such as grass clippings and leaves (carbon) to 50% kitchen food scraps (nitrogen) for the best result.

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