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Home composting

Food and garden waste amounts to about 20% of the average household’s waste. This waste takes up space in landfill sites and produces methane, an explosive gas that can also contribute to global warming. Composting stops some of this waste from going to landfill. It breaks down organic materials into basic nutrients. These nutrients can be used to improve soil quality and help your plants to flourish. This saves you money and reduces the need for expensive chemical fertilisers that are harmful to the environment.

Master Composter is a community led scheme operating in the North East of Scotland. Run jointly by RAGS and Aberdeen Forward, the scheme aims to take home composting to a new level. This will be achieved through an increase in support and information provision for those interested in home composting. You can contact your Master Composter Project Officer for composting advice or to buy a subsidised 320 litre composter for £10. Subsidised Green Cone digesters are also available for both cooked and uncooked food waste.


North Aberdeenshire- Sheila Wiseman, Tel: 01343 557045, Mob: 07977 049588
Email: mcnorth@tiscali.co.uk

South Aberdeenshire- Johannah Long, Tel: 01224 213953,
Email: mcnorth@tiscali.co.uk

To find out how to start home composting please click here.

For home composting advice, please click here


Repair instead of buying new

Another way in which you can reduce your waste is by repairing items instead of replacing them.

Shoes can be repaired:

Sock it to me, 9 West High Street, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 3SA,
Tel: 01467 624919

Timpson Ltd, 2 Queen Street, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5HX
Tel: 013398 86442

For more ways to reduce your waste please click here . If you know of any additional ways to reduce your waste please contact us: info@wascot.org.uk










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