Why Community Composting?
Community Composting is one of the most sustainable ways of managing organic waste because the environmental, economic, social and personal benefits.
Community composting benefits
Benefits for the environment:
Benefits for for communities:
Benefits for training & employment
Community Composting can lead to many more community ventures, for example:
Our video case studies show how Community Compost schemes deliver a very wide range of often hard to measure benefits to the communities they serve. The video below is a short case study of Compo, a Community Composting project in Narborough, Norfolk.
The Growing with Compost website has an excellent toolkit on the practicalities of composting. It contains a huge library of training materials and information resources on different topics related to community composting. You can use it to help develop your own project or to run a training event for people who want to learn about community composting. (To use the toolkit you need to obtain a username and password for the site by completing a registration form.)
Printed from: www.valuingcommunitycomposting.org.uk
This website was developed as one of the deliverables for the Defra funded Open University research project, WR0211: Unlocking the Potential of Community Composting. Information contained in it is correct at the time of publication. © The Open University, January 2009
Essential web links if you are running or thinking of running a Community Composting project:The Growing with Compost Toolkit
Home and Community Composting on the NRWF Household Waste Prevention Toolkit
Community Composting Network
Devon Community Composting Network
Community Recycling Network
London Community Recycling Network
Community Recycling Network Scotland