How to make good compost - infographic

It is relatively easy to set up your own compost system at home. And there are many different ways you can do this. The good news is that it can be simple, affordable and done anywhere, even with limited space. BioBag bags for food waste and BioBag wheelie bin liners are certified for Home Composting and will quickly break down in properly managed home composting conditions.

  1. Position a bin in a shady spot in direct contact with the soil
  2. Bury the base to prevent rodents getting in
  3. Add sticks or other dry, course materials to aerate the pile.
  4. Add 1 part ‘green matter‘ like garden clippings and fruit/veg scraps, tea leaves, coffee grinds, etc.
  5. Add 2 parts ‘brown matter‘ – dry leaves, mulch, cardboard like egg cartons, shredded paper, napkins, etc to feed carbon into your compost and aerate the pile.
  6. Add water. You want it damp but not soggy.
  7. Use your nose as a guide. If it’s really stinky you probaly need to add more brown material. If it doesn’t smell at all its probally too dry so add more water.
  8. Avoid meat wheat and dairy to avoid attracting vermin
  9. Once its full leave it and wait for 2 to 3 months and when the bigger pieces have broken down it’ll be ready to go.
  10. To help the process along and speed up composting, use a garden fork to aerate the pile once a week or so.
  11. Ass a handful of poultry manure or blood and bone fee sprinkled onto a dry layer to boot the nitrogen.
  12. Add a handful of lime once a month or so to combat the acidity created by composting scraps. The worms love it!