Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Wednesday 24 June 2009

Recycle Week 2009

Recycle Week is an annual event to kick-start new habits that can help us all to all waste less and recycle more. In 2009 the theme for Recycle Week is 'let's waste less...' encouraging all of us to try something new in an effort to go greener and cut back on the waste we all produce. As the WRAP website says
From recycling more of everyday items like glass and plastic bottles to reusing carrier bags or composting at home, there are lots of opportunities to promote how we can all reduce the amount of waste we send to landfill.

"Recycle Week is now in its fifth year and this is the first time we'll be promoting a waste reduction message" said Jane Hall from Recycle Now. "As part of this we're encouraging people to sign up and pledge to either try something new or do more of what we already do".

Across the country there will be lots of events taking place to highlight local recycling services and ways that can help us all do our bit.

You can find out what is happening in your area by entering your postcode on the Event finder.

Whatever pledge(s) you choose to do - your efforts really will help to make a difference.

Thank you

I found it difficult to pick a pledge from the short list, because I already do all the stuff they list! I wanted to write my own pledge, which involved salvaging as much as possible from the builders skip in the garden , but there didn't seem to be that option.

So I finally went for promising to have a waste free day, which seemed a little more challenging than, say, promising to compost all my waste veg ;-)

It is all a very good idea, and if I fail in my promise, I have said I will go and sit in a compost bin!


  1. Hope you manage your waste free day, but if not, I do hope you have an empty and clean compost bin you can sit in.

  2. As it happens.....

    I do!

    I have a couple of display ones I use on the composting stand...but I DID actually think I might sit in a "working" one....


  3. There's no accounting for taste. ;)


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