Turning Kitchen Waste into Compost

One easy way to turn kitchen waste into compost is a wormer. These are made of plastic, wood or metal and vary in shape and size. In summer they can be kept outside, and in winter they prefer a more sheltered area or even to be bought indoors.

If you have a compost bin, you can keep a small caddy in the kitchen for waste food. Keeping a balance is necessary though. For instance, the microbes need enough oxygen and water for the decomposition to take place. Substances such as vegetable peelings, grass clippings, chopped pruning and shredded paper. These are all included in the much-needed balance.

Kitchen waste Standard compost bin Wormer
Raw vegetable peelings Yes, mixed well into comp In small quantities
Citrus peel No, too much moisture Yes- in small quantities
Dairy products, fat/ grease No- attract pests and vermin No- unwanted vermin and flies
Tea bags/ coffee Yes, mix into heap Yes, small amounts
Newspaper/ cardboard etc Yes, mix into heap avoid large amounts Yes, small amounts
Meat No No
Fish No No


We hope that this article has helped you to know what food waste can go in you compost or wormer. These are both great ways in which to recycle you food waste. If you have any questions regarding how to compost then please feel free to contact us.