Brighton & Hove celebrated the annual International Compost Awareness Week on Saturday 11th May with the launch of two new community compost schemes initiated by local residents. The first, for residents of Ingram Crescent in Hove, where over 30 households signed up to the scheme. A second scheme was launched on the same day for residents of Vernon Terrace, bringing the total number of households now involved in community composting to over 500.
Over the course of a year this equates to 3 double decker buses full of food waste being diverted from landfill or incineration and turning it into useful compost that can be used by local residents, parks and community gardens.
Over the summer new community compost schemes will be launched for residents of Wick Hall and Marine Square and two more which will be open to the public in William Clarke Park and Preston Park.
Why not set up a community compost scheme in your area?