Compost Bin

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Sue G

Compost Bin

Friday i'm off to collect our compost bin, the village are selling them for 20.00 Euros, which is so cheap compared to the garden centre.


My question is, what are you not to put in?????

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Welshcookie

Compost bin

Pernicious weeds. Anything Mr Ratty would like to eat. Meat, fish, bones. Anything that has not lived. Keep these out.

Put all your vegetable peelings,fruit skins, paper shreddings (but remove the windows from envelopes before you shred them), old plants, some lawn-mowings, herbivorous animal(not cat or dog) droppings, cardboard, in your bin. Don't put large fruit stones or avocado stones in - they never rot down.

Put the bin on concrete or give it a wire base to keep vermin out.

If you have a friend with a thriving compost heap ask if they will give you some tiger worms to start it off, but they will come on their own.

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Sue G

compost bin

Thanks Welsh Cookie & Bolas

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Welshcookie

Compost Bin

Happy New Year Bolas.

That is such good advice to give a woman!

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rural lady

Pee!

Just a note to say that thankfully, we women should not pee in the compost bin. Our hormones are a bit iffy for the worms etc. Get a man to do it-after all, they are much better equipped for the job.

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Welshcookie

Compost Bin

It's a shame, because I smiled to think of a woman perched on the top of a Dalek-type compost bin!!

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Sue G

Compost


I have read the leaflet & all your good advice, been putting in the veg peel, shredded paper, even got my son to pee on it.

In the leaflet it states no animal droppings, (maybe they just mean cat & dog)
Can i put in, the sawdust & straw from the rabbit cage.???????
Thanks

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Welshcookie

Compost bin

Yes they do mean cat and dog. Otherwise everything is good for the compost, including, of course bird poo if you have a handy source!

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Sue G

compost

Thanks Welshcookie,

we adopted a rabbit back in November, clean him out everyday as he lives in the house. On saturday, i became a mum to 4 chicks they are so funny.

Trying to cut down on the amount of rubbish we put out for the bin collection. They are going to start at some point this year, giving us wheely bins which is good, except the bins have a micro chip and we will be charged by the weight.

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Welshcookie

Wheelie bins

I can't understand how charging by weight works. Surely it encourages people to fly-tip or sneak stuff into somebody else's bins?

I also don't understand why it was suggested councils might give rewards for the amount people put out for recycling. That is, more reward for higher amounts. I thought the object was to throw out less not more!

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SonyaK

Bins

"I also don't understand why it was suggested councils might give rewards for the amount people put out for recycling. That is, more reward for higher amounts. I thought the object was to throw out less not more!"

I think they are trying to encourage you to recycle more and put less in the rubbish bin. Overall to throw out less, but throw more into recycling.

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Welshcookie

Compost bin

Yes, but there is a limit to how much one can recycle after one has recycled all one can! (Or all ones cans!)

 
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