What is community composting?

photograph of a community composting set up, showing several homemade wooden composters

Community composting enables local communities to collect garden material from households in the community, take it to a community site and make it into compost that can be used by local residents.

It is another way in which local communities can recycle garden waste within their areas.

Norfolk County Council can help provide an income from community composting schemes through our Recycling Credits payments. Approved schemes are paid for each tonne of garden waste they collect.

Community composting schemes also help to bring members of the local community closer together.

Community composting schemes

Below is a video on how Trunch Village Society Community Composting Group operates their community composting scheme. Volunteers collect garden waste from participating households. They then weigh it, shred it and place it in compost bays. The maturing compost is turned and eventually sieved, bagged and offered as compost for a donation.