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Community compost bins at Brighton church

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Waste bigger than a double-decker bus will be composted instead of being sent to landfill, thanks to a new scheme.

Almost 250 homes are now taking advantage of Brighton and Hove City Council and Brighton and Hove Food Partnership’s community composting bins scheme, saving tonnes of waste from disposal.

Bins have been set up on land next to St Luke’s Church in Brighton to complement the community garden project set up last year.

Residents can compost their uncooked vegetable peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds and cardboard to help create a rich, |organic compost, full of nutrients.

Councillor Pete West, chair of the environment and sustainability committee, said: “These schemes provide the perfect way for residents to reduce their waste and create something really useful that can benefit the whole community.”

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9:09am Thu 15 Nov 12

shining star says...

where does the compost go ?
where does the compost go ? shining star
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9:11am Thu 15 Nov 12

shining star says...

actually, I should have put "where is the community garden"
actually, I should have put "where is the community garden" shining star
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11:26am Thu 15 Nov 12

Cash Bull says...

In Poole, Dorset, during the Spring and Summer, Garden Waste and Compost is collected in a Wheelie Bin supplied for that purpose, from every household with a garden, and composted and then sold to gardeners.
In Poole, Dorset, during the Spring and Summer, Garden Waste and Compost is collected in a Wheelie Bin supplied for that purpose, from every household with a garden, and composted and then sold to gardeners. Cash Bull
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1:48pm Mon 26 Nov 12

hedvigm says...

shining star wrote:
actually, I should have put "where is the community garden"
Hi Shining Star,

I have been involved in setting up this community garden and compost scheme.

The community garden is behind the church. The intention is for the compost to primarily used in the garden, but if too much is produced, then we will re-distribute it out to those that have been part of the scheme.

Hope that helps
Hedvig
[quote][p][bold]shining star[/bold] wrote: actually, I should have put "where is the community garden"[/p][/quote]Hi Shining Star, I have been involved in setting up this community garden and compost scheme. The community garden is behind the church. The intention is for the compost to primarily used in the garden, but if too much is produced, then we will re-distribute it out to those that have been part of the scheme. Hope that helps Hedvig hedvigm
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4:54pm Mon 26 Nov 12

shining star says...

Hi Hedvig thanks for that. Yes it would be great if every contributor was given a bucket of fermented compost in return it would prob encourage more contributions. You can't beat home made compost !
Hi Hedvig thanks for that. Yes it would be great if every contributor was given a bucket of fermented compost in return it would prob encourage more contributions. You can't beat home made compost ! shining star
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