How To Home Compost

We're the first in the UK to make home-compostable coffee pods that will break down in your home composter in just 180 days. In celebration of World Environment Day, we’ve teamed up with @gardentogarnish to show you just how easy making sustainable swaps can be in your every day. 🌿

What you'll need

  • STEP 1

    You'll want to find a sheltered, but sunny spot in your garden to put your compost bin.

    The sun helps break down everything inside your compost bin even quicker.

  • STEP 2

    Fill your compost bin with soft green materials, this is things like grass clippings, weeds, leaves and vegetable waste.

    You'll want your compost bin to be around 25-50% filled with this sort of waste.

  • STEP 3

    Fill the remainder of your compost bin with woody brown material, things like, twigs, wood chippings, paper, cardboard, straw and dead leaves.

    Where possible avoid letting any one material dominate your compost bin - especially grass clippings as these tend to create a bit of a slimy/smelly mess on their own.

  • STEP 4

    Add your Grind home-compostable coffee pods as far into the centre of your compost bin as possible.

    These will begin to breakdown in your home compost bin within 180 days.

  • STEP 5

    We recommend mixing your heap often so that it gets enough oxygen.

    Mature compost will be dark brown, with a crumbly soil-like texture and a small resembling damp woodland.

    When a compost doesn't get enough oxygen it can produce methane, which is something you want to avoid wherever possible.

  • STEP 6

    Once your pods and other materials have turned into compost, you'll want to make sure you can put this to use.

    Compost can be used both outdoors and indoors as a natural fertiliser for plants. Just mix it into the soil before planting, or use it on top of the base level of soil for your indoor and outdoor plants.

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