The role of using compost at home

The role of using compost at home helps us to be kinder to our environment. When you start composting, you turn organic waste into a super-food for soils and plants. This reduces the need for chemical fertilisers and helps plants and gardens to thrive!

There are two forms of composting we are considering in this post.

  • Composting using a brown bin from Greyhound
  • Composting using a garden composter

In this post, we will discuss the role of using compost at home.

1. Rich Soil Amendment

Composting using a garden composter is a great way to encourage households to start segregating their waste by reconnecting their garden soil with the food waste the house generates.

A picture of Irish gardener Jimi Blake above text reading Autumn Compost Get the family involved! Kids will love digging around the brown bin. In a good compost bin there’ll be plenty of worms and bugs.

The compost created from food scraps, garden waste, and plant trimmings is a great natural source of nutrients for insects in your garden and top stuff for plants too. Adding compost to your garden helps to retain moisture in the soil.

Check out this video we did with Irish Gardener Jimi Blake on how to compost at home.

2. Reduced waste to incineration

By composting using a brown bin from Greyhound a typical house will reduce the amount of food waste that is collected in their black general waste bin. It diverts the waste to a brown bin for onwards composting. This method stops waste from being incinerated, a good thing.

A recent survey from the found a typical general waste bin will wrongly contain 17% food waste. General waste is an expensive way to get rid of food waste. Using a brown bin from Greyhound is better for your pocket and for the environment.

3. Saves Energy and Resources

Composting at home and in your brown Greyhound bin saves energy and resources in several ways. First, it reduces the use of chemical fertilisers used in farming. Composting helps reduce water use in farming as compost helps to retain water in the soil, reducing the need for irrigation.


The role of using compost to be kinder to the environment, cannot be overstated. Composting diverts waste from incineration, provides a rich soil amendment, saves energy and resources, and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. By composting at home, we play a vital part in promoting sustainable waste management and enhancing the health of the environment, plants, and soil. Composting is a small step that we can take that has a massive positive impact on the planet.