Brixton Community Composting Scheme

South West Composting Ltd is working in association with Brixton Parish Council. The benefit of this scheme, is that landfill costs for the village can be reclaimed from the County Council. For every tonne of green waste collected, the village can claim £56, which can then be used for the benefit of the local community. 

A Community Composting Scheme is fairly straight forward:N

  • Villagers take their green waste, which includes anything such as lawn cuttings and hedge trimmings to the designated sites. 
  • The waste is put through a chipper or put straight onto the pile. 
  • Once a month, the pile is turned over.

This is a voluntary run scheme and the volunteers are key to its success. 

The role of the volunteer is to: 1) Check the garden waste for plastics, to ensure a good clean compost.  

2) Distribute the finished product back to the villagers. 

3) Assist residents with transportation of green waste to the composting site.