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Assorted recyclates

Plastic bottle

Plastic tubs

Assorted green waste

Foil cups

Doctor Compost

Most of the creatures that live in and around compost bins help produce good quality compost. Insect populations in Britain appear to be declining. A lot of birds feed on insects, so making compost can help maintain bird populations.

Most unwanted insects can be discouraged or prevented - you should never use pesticides or other poisons in / around your compost as you will end up killing off many of the vital micro-organisms in the process.

Which creature are you concerned about?

Ants

Bluebottles or maggots


Centipedes


Fruit flies


Fungi


Spiders


Slugs or snails


Vermin (e.g. rats)


Woodlice

 

 

 

 


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