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    Hi,

    i am new to Edinburgh and do not understand how the Council works with distributing compost bins. We do not have one in our building. I live in an apartment so do not have a garden. But I hate to throw away my food waste.

    It would be great if I could get some advise on how to compost at home.


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    Hello and welcome to the Forum.
    Have you asked your council about food waste collection?
    Request bins or recycling boxes | Order bins or recycling boxes | The City of Edinburgh Council
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    Thanks veggiechicken.

    Yes, I had visited the website some time back and again did when you sent a link. I get a message saying the service that's available in our area is the 'garden waste bin' which is the brown one. I have written to them for a food waste bin but haven't heard back.

    Would it not be possible for me to compost at home?

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    Most composting is done outdoors and, if you don't have a garden, you'd have to compost indoors. You could look at Bokashi bins but I know absolutely nothing about them! Bokashi - Composting | Bokashi Composting | Wiggly Wigglers
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    Thanks a lot

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    What will you do with the compost?

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    Hi Scarlet,

    I would donate it to people who could use it.
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    I use one of those composting caddies indoors and empty out into my composting bins when full.
    What about going onto freecycle/or similar and offering your food waste for composting rather than trying to compost yourself?
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