Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Solution: Community composting.   Owner: Brighton & Hove Food Partnership.   Strategy: Reuse.

Large wooden compost bins

Description

The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership trains two volunteer compost monitors. These monitors look after the compost bins and give inductions to new members. After completing their induction, members receive the padlock code, a free kitchen caddy and are allowed to use the compost bin. Monitors regularly review the compost boxes and report issues to the organisation.

Location

Brighton & Hove

Scale

  • 1,500 households
  • 40 composting communities

Potential circular economy impact

Composting diverts food waste from landfills and incineration. The waste can be turned into compost to benefit the soil and help community gardens and food growing projects.

This solution also bolsters the sense of community by creating volunteer and member groups. The compost is sent to schools and community gardens to benefit even more individuals.

What’s involved?

People: Trainers; monitors; participants.

Resources: Caddies; composting boxes; padlocks.

Technology: Compost boxes.

Implementation: Training days; compost box monitoring.   

More information

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership Website