Home and community composting

Home composting

If you’re a gardener, now is the perfect time to create your own mulch or compost at home. To help with this, Essex County Council has a compost bin special offer for residents where bins are available from only £12. There’s also a multi-buy offer for residents with larger gardens or for those who team up with a friend or neighbour to buy a bin.

Composting at home is a quick, easy and cost-effective method of clearing away garden waste and making a free supply of compost to use in your garden for the spring. Whether it’s vegetable peelings and eggshells from the kitchen, a leftover pumpkin from Halloween, compostable products, shredded paper or the cuttings from one last outing for the lawnmower, simply throw it in your compost bin and over the winter months it will break down to produce environmentally-friendly compost.

Find further information on home composting

Community composting 

More information on community composting will be available soon.

Page last reviewed: 3 November 2023