Introduction to Composting

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Make Hamilton

2 Cleveland Street

Hamilton Square


ch41 6ND

United Kingdom

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Everything you ned to know about home composting!

About this event

Composting food waste is a great way to reduce the amount of waste your household produces. It is a natural process where organic matter breaks down into soil.

If composting is something you are keen to do but are not sure how to start, or you are worried about getting it wrong, then this workshop is for you.

Join composting expert Minna Alanko-Falola to learn about the basics of home composting, and to give you the confidence to compost your food waste at home.

You will learn about the principles of composting, different types of composters, what you should and shouldn’t put in them, and how to maintain your compost to successfully produce nutritious compost.

Minna runs Compost Works, a Liverpool-based social enterprise that sets up community composting facilities and promotes the benefits of composting. Minna is a passionate environmentalist and a lifelong composter, with experience of using different types of composters, some of which you can construct yourself.

For more info on Compost Works check out their:

Facebook and Website

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Do I need any experience prior to the class?

No prior experience is necessary, all health and safety will be taught by our experienced technician.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Any child under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, this particular class is not suitable for individuals under 16. We run a no under 15 policy.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

On street parking is available. Public transport links are very nearby, and the venue is easily accessible on foot from Hamilton Square train station.

How accessible is the venue?

The workshop is located on ground floor which provides full accessibility to the premises including toilet provisions. We would advise wheelchair users to contact the workshop provider on the sale of the ticket to arrange a parking bay.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to get in touch on 0151 601 8665 or email

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

If you find that you cannot attend then you are welcome to pass your place on to a friend who may find it useful. Please let the organiser know if you need to do this.

Alternatively tickets can be transferred to a future event up to 14 days before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, a register will be taken at the workshop, it isn't necessary to print your ticket.

What is the refund/cancellation policy?

This is a free event therefore refunds will not be necessary.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Please bring along a print out of your ticket if the registration does not match the attendee, or contact to have them change the ticket so it contains your name.

What can I bring into the event?

There will be a short break during the session with the opportunity for snacks and coffee! Please bring along lunch/snacks if you would prefer not to buy it. All materials will be provided for the class.

What should I wear?

Wear clothes that you are comfortable in that you would do some gardening in.

I have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been told to self isolate after being in contact with someone with COVID-19 can I get a refund?

We can refund your ticket or transfer your ticket to a future class/workshop if you let us know 7 or more days prior to the class or workshop.

We can refund your ticket up to 5 days before the event if you can provide evidence of a positive test result or instructions to self isolate if we manage to re-sell the ticket. We will do our best to do so, but cannot guarantee a refund.

We cannot refund your ticket in the 5 days prior to the event. You are welcome to pass your ticket on to a friend or family member but please let us know who the new ticket holder is in advance.

This is because we pay our practitioners fair wages for their work- giving refunds on last minute cancellations would mean that practitioners would not be paid for the preparation they have put into their classes.

Do I need to self isolate if someone who was in the same class tests positive for COVID-19?

No. Unless you have had close contact.

According to the government guidelines you only need to self isolate if you have come into “close contact” with someone. The environment we provide is covid secure, meaning that if you follow the rules you will not come into close contact with another participant.

Close contact, as defined by the guidance, is when:

You had face-to-face contact with someone, within one meter, including:

Being coughed on

Having skin-to-skin physical contact, or

Been within one metre for one minute or more

Or, you were within 2 meters of someone for 15 minutes or more

Wearing PPE does not mitigate the above factors.

Someone being behind a screen does not count as close contact.

If someone tests positive they must notify NHS Track and Trace, which will inform other people. Additionally we ask that anyone who tests positive lets us know, so we can keep other people well informed.

The final decision about self-isolating must come from you, and given all the information you will need to make an informed decision yourself.

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We have taken every possible step to ensure this workshop is run safely.

Household mixing is not permitted - please only book tickets for and attend with members of your own household.

Social distancing measures are in place

We ask that everyone who enters Make’s premises uses the NHS track and trace app, signs in and wears a face covering, if not exempt.

Hand sanitiser and face coverings will be provided if needed.


For more specific info on our policies and procedures please email

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