Grow your own in Lochaber

We are offering home composting starter kits FREE to households wanting to start compost their food waste. You will get a starter kit with all the information you need to get started, all we ask in return is that you monitor your food waste for 2 weeks and return the results to us. The scheme is part of our project “Go, Grow and Glow” funded by the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. We are encouraging home composting as it helps reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and methane release into the atmosphere, when food waste is diverted from landfill. Composting also helps you, as you get less waste in your green bin and your own free compost for growing!

Each kit contains:

1 x 330 litre EcoMax compost bin

1x 3 litre food waste caddy

1 x How to Compost Guide

1 x 14 day Monitoring Sheet

Our compost starter kits will be available for collection in May from Fort William. If you would like to sign up for a kit get in touch with Lochaber Environmental Group on 01397 700090 or


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