Community Composting

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Very interesting article on the BBC News website site today about tackling waste management and landfills using composting. They mention the concept of 'community composting' where the community contribute their compostable household waste to a communal compost bin and then receive back lots of compost gold for their gardens and window boxes :D

    Read here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4753331.stm
     
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  3. jubabe296

    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    That sounds like a wonderful idea!! Composting with someone else doing the turning !!
     
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    Pinkiered The Rose Queen

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    WOW! I just love that idea! Hmmmmm wonder if I can find others to in on this with me!
     
  5. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    West Lothian have supplied us with brown composting bins already. However, I have three of my own so put most of the waste in them.
    They take the composting material away every fortnight but then later sell it back to you as garden compost!! :-x Much cheaper to make my own.
    However, it is a good idea for those who haven't the space or time to do their own composting. I know that some councils give free 'drops' of compost to allotment holders.
     
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    jubabe296 Official Garden Fairy

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    That doesn't seem fair I would make my own too! :-?
     

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