What is a Master Composter?

Photograph of some of Norfolk Master CompostersMaster Composters are volunteers who encourage people in their local community to start composting at home and offer support to people who are already home composting.

Becoming a Master Composter is a great way to meet new people, learn valuable skills and benefit from being part of a team that makes a difference.

If you are interested in becoming a Master Composter, please send us your details here or visit norfolk.gov.uk/mastercomposters for more details.

Meet Norfolk's Master Composter Volunteers

Master Composter volunteer Anne Wiltshire said “Composting gives me a feeling of satisfaction. Every time I go to add more organic matter into the compost bin, I notice how quickly the level has shrunk down. The smell and feel of freshly made compost is wonderful and not off putting in any way. The other thing that composting gives me is the knowledge that I am doing ‘my bit’ for the environment and for the future.”

Read more about Anne and other Master Composter stories here.

How can Master Composters help you?

Photograph of Master Composters at the Home Composting Demonstration Area at County HallThere are lots of ways that Master Composters can help including giving a talk to a local community group or a presentation to your local school. They can attend an event with an interactive display or give you advice by email, phone or face-to-face.

Click here to view any upcoming events.

If you would like a help from a Master Composter please email mastercomposter@norfolk.gov.uk or complete a request here.


Could you be a Master Composter?

Have you got time to spare? Do you like chatting to people and more importantly are you passionate about composting or keen to learn about it? (No previous composting experience is necessary as full training is given). If the answer is a resounding YES perhaps you would you like to become a Norfolk Master Composter?

Anyone over the age of 18 can become a Master Composter; you don’t need to be a composter already or have any volunteer or community group experience. We run induction training courses for new volunteers each year in Norfolk.  We run induction training courses for new volunteers each year in Norfolk, dates for the next course will be advertised soon. The training course, delivered by Garden Organic, is free and will provide you with all the information you will need to help people start or continue composting at home, from methods of composting, what to put in your compost bin, the mini beasts that you find in your compost, the volunteer experience and much more. As a volunteer we ask that you undertake 30 hours of volunteer work over the following year promoting home compost.

So if you are interested in attending the next training course and becoming a Master Composter email mastercomposters@norfolk.gov.uk or call us on 0344 800 8020

Go on, give it a go!

We’re a friendly bunch and the scheme is now over 13 years old, so we know what we’re doing! Click here for real life accounts of what its like to become a Master Composter.