Grow your own in Lochaber

We offer home composting starter kits FREE to households who want to compost their kitchen and garden waste. You can also order organically grown fresh produce from Food Lochaber crofters and small producer collective.

The compost kit includes all the information you need to get started, all we ask in return is that you monitor your food waste for two weeks and return the results to us. The scheme is part of our project “Low Carbon Lochaber” 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 Wooden compost bin

1 x How to Compost Guide

1 x 14 day Monitoring Sheet

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


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