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(with a Compostivity box!)

Place your Cardboard compost bin outside as you will be able to attract more worms for free, like Willis, to speed up the composting process!

Step 1 

Alternate between 'greens' and 'browns' and continue to add layers until the bin is  full - make sure the top layer of your box is 'brown materials' so that your compost doesn't get smelly or attract micee or foxes!

Step 3 

Step 2 - Start with a layer of 'brown materials' (like cardboard, paper, straw, twigs, soil) then cover this layer with leaves.

Step 2 

Make sure to stir your compost each week using a strong stick or a gardening tool like a pitchfork or spade, so that it is getting enough air. Water it at least twice a week to make sure it isn't too dry! 

Step 4 

The contents in the pile will shrink as they decompose...

After four to six months your compost should be dark and crumbly. When it is this texture and you can no longer recognise your food or garden waste, the finished compost will be ready to use as fertiliser in the garden!

Step 5 

Top Tips - How to speed up the composting process?

1) Chop/ rip up everything you put into the box to make it smaller and break down faster! 

2) Cover your compost bin in a blanket to make it warmer and make all the contents break down faster!