Green & Organic Waste
Organic waste is simply anything that has lived and died whether it be animal or vegetable, hair, eggs or apple peelings. Green waste is also organic waste, but tends to refer only to 'green' garden waste such as grass cuttings and hedge clippings, etc.
Most household waste is organic - over 40% by weight of the average domestic wheelie bin. A lot of this waste could be kept out of the bin and either put in a domestic compost bin or a wormery to produce compost and liquid feed. One exception is waste meat/animal products. Because of the potential risk of passing on diseases associated with meat products, this waste type should only be managed in industrial type compost facilities.
2005 Survey on Home Composting
Summer 2005 saw an Island wide survey to provide much needed information about public perceptions of and participation in, home composting. The survey report and its conclusions can be read in the document below.
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