Compost The Composting Chronicle archive

Announcing the closure of the Rot-a-Lot home composting club.

The Rot-a-Lot club was a free home composting club for residents of Leicester and Leicestershire designed to help them get the best from their compost bins. It also included access to the Composting Chronicle, a newsletter containing tips and information to help readers compost successfully each season. The club ran successfully for many years, but in early 2020 we decided to close the club and to widen the scope of our newsletter to incorporate a wider range of topics relating to waste and the environment.

Our new newsletter ‘Environment Matters’ is published quarterly and it’s still free. You can access past editions and sign up to receive it in your inbox here:

The Composting Chronicle archive.

Although the Composting Chronicle has been retired, much of the content remains relevant to new and experienced composters. The archive below contains a wealth of tips and information to help you compost successfully each season.

NB: issues will download as .pdf files and may take a few seconds to load


  1. Spring 2011   
  2. Summer 2011 
  3. Spring 2012   
  4. Summer 2012     
  5. Autumn 2012
  6. Spring 2013 
  7. Spring 2014     
  8. Autumn 2014
  9. Spring 2015    
  10. Autumn 2015
  11. Spring 2016   
  12. Autumn 2016
  13. Spring 2017     
  14. Autumn 2017
  15. Spring 2018
  16. Autumn 2018
  17. Spring 2019
  18. Spring 2020