Peat used in our compost is dug out of wild places, damaging some of the last remaining peatlands in the UK and overseas. This process also releases carbon into the atmosphere, accelerating climate change.
Peatlands are vital wildlife habitats and it’s absolutely crucial that they remain intact to help us tackle climate change.
We want to see a complete end to peat-based compost being sold in Sheffield and Rotherham.
Go peat-free here:
B&Q’s GoodHome own brand compost is now peat free. Confusingly it is not currently clearly labelled as such, but if you check the contents list on the reverse it should state “0% peat content”. B&Q have also committed to only stocking peat-free bagged composts in 2023, which is great news!
Co-op food stores and forecourts only sell peat free compost.
Dore Moor Garden Centre stock Melcourt Sylvagrow Peat Free Compost and New Horizon Peat Free Compost.
Green Estate sell compost made from green waste from local landscaping works.
Heeley City Farm‘s garden centre is fully peat-free, and they also sell manure to improve and condition your soil.
The Potting Shed micro nursery, Kenbourne Rd, Netheredge, Sheffield. Not currently selling compost, but committed to growing plants organically and in peat free compost.
Sharrow Vale Hardware (370-372 Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZP) – stock large bags of peat free compost.
Valleyside Garden Centre stock New Horizon Peat Free Compost and GrowMore Organic Peat Free Compost.
Wickes sell an own brand Wickes Peat Free Compost and also stock New Horizon Peat Free Compost.
*Please note that we have not checked these places ourselves and rely on community feedback to create and update the list. Please help us by emailing any additional information to firstname.lastname@example.org