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Millions of tonnes of garden waste, such as grass cuttings, prunings and leaves, are sent to landfill sites each year.

Composting is an inexpensive, natural process that transforms your kitchen and garden waste into a valuable food for your garden.

Finished compost is great for using on flowerbeds, vegetable plots and for mixing into planters. It can really make your garden bloom. By composting at home, you can reduce the amount of rubbish you put in your grey refuse bin, while returning important nutrients and minerals to your soil. Home compost is free, easy to make and even easier to use.

The aim of our waste strategy, Target 45+, is to make minimising waste a priority. One key part of waste not yet collected from all households is garden waste. Before introducing collections citywide, the most important thing is to reduce the amount of waste to be collected. We need to promote the most cost-effective ways of getting you to think twice before putting garden and compostable waste into your grey refuse bins.

For home composting tips visit the recycle now website (link opens in a new window)

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Waste management
Hull City Council
Staveley House
Stockholm Road

Tel: 01482 300 300
Text phone: 01482 300 349

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