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.

To learn more about us click on the About Compostwoman tab and remember to click on the photos to make them full size!

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Zero Waste Week - update

As part of Zero Waste Week, my mammoth declutter and tidy of the Study, Guest bedroom, Polytunnel and Barn is filling up the recycling bins, I have a load of stuff to go to the charity shop, a load of stuff to list on Freecycle and a load of stuff which I can re use somehow - ( those 5 Kg feed bins are going to have holes drilled in the base and become containers for growing herbs/veg in the polytunnel...)

Not much stuff for the Landfill bin so far ( hurrah!)

Before and after photos will follow at the end of Zero Waste Week - but am too busy decluttering to post any now!

How are you all getting on? Any tips to share?


  1. Ah, progress! Just reading about it is still making me tired.

  2. It's a job but doesn't it feel good when it's finished? And giving stuff away to people who can use it ... well, it's so nice! Great job!

  3. Clare - EcoFriendlyLink8 September 2012 at 06:25

    I am extremely impressed! When I read your original post, I thought you'd manage to de-clutter one room, maybe two if you were really determined. But all this WOW! Well done!

  4. When I scan your original post, i assumed you'd manage to de-clutter one space, perhaps 2 if you were extremely determined.www.compostbins.net.au/


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