Available resources are made use of in an eco-friendly home.  Recycle food scraps – making compost means we save money and reduce the amount of waste that is normally thrown away.  Composting is an excellent way to live green.

Find a shady area within the garden.  A compost heap is between one and five cubic metres wide – so it’s large enough to generate enough heat to break down the materials.

A layer of material such as twigs is required to begun with.  Grass cuttings and leaves are then added, and soil is thrown on top.  Manure is added when preferred, and more layers are added in this order until the compost heap is approximately 1 metre high.

Vegetable peels, fruit peels, seeds and cores, shells, coffee grounds, tea bags, lawn cuttings, straw, paper and shredded cardboard are used for composting.