How to compost

Composting safely

Compost    ingredients

Emptying your bin

To Turn or not to Turn?

How long to compost?

Worms and Wormeries

Topical Composting

Kitchen Waste

Prickly prunings

Weeds and weeds

Too much grass

Leaves for leafmould

Seasonal Tips


Leaflets to   download

Unwelcome guests


Composting demonstrated

Every year ASK Organic and Scottish Borders Council Reduce Reuse Recycle Team help hundreds of householders with their home composting and recycling queries. We help everyone make better use of their home compost bins and solve any recycling problems they have been experiencing.

There is also lots of advice on this website, follow the links at the side or Contact us for a personal answer.

ASK Organic is available once a week to give home composting help and advice in their Composting Demonstration in Woodside Walled Garden; in 2013 from Easter till the end of October. Every year there is something new to see so drop in and find out which bins work most effectively and how to make the best compost.

Border Union 2013
ASK Organic and SBC's Recycling team at a gloriously sunny Border Union Show in July 2013. We helped hundreds of people make more and better compost and solved a variety of recycling problems.