Composting is a great way of cutting down the amount of household waste that has to be transported for incineration and landfill. The food waste that breaks down into nutritious compost will be made available for use on each site in various gardening and planting projects, or in residents' gardens and allotments. Each community compost will be made available for 40 households locally who get a kitchen caddy and instructions on how to use the compost. By using the compost, they will contribute to enhancing their local green spaces. We will make sure each community compost is operating correctly and do any repairs necessary. The composts will be managed by volunteer compost champions who will be recruited from the partner organisations or from the communities.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
The composts can become assets for the local community and used in educational activities to promote the environmental benefits of composting. Composting is a great way to do your bit for the environment. Separating food waste from your general rubbish cuts down the amount that has to be transported for incineration. This, in turn, reduces transport and incineration emissions, and also reduces general waste management costs. Food waste really is not rubbish but a valuable product that breaks down into rich and nutritious compost that can be used to improve the soil in gardens and other green spaces. Communal composts are a good solution for people who live in flats, have limited outside space or don't feel confident to compost at home. If you live in the surrounding area of any of the four community composts, you can join to use it. You will get a kitchen caddy with a lid and clear instructions on what to do.
Steps to get it done:
Our locations: Springfield Park This is going to be a project with the neighbouring Alder Hey children’s hospital, and the aim is to also engage with the local community. www.friendsofspringfieldpark-liverpool.com Friends of Walton Hall Park The local community will be encouraged to use their community compost to help their local park and to be more environmentally conscious. The compost produced will be used to grow plants for the park and organic fruit and vegetables for the local community. waltonhallparkcommunity.org Croxteth Community Garden Using the compost in the garden will save the volunteer group money, reduce waste, reduce plastic use and transportation because of less need to buy compost. www.facebook.com/CroxtethCommunityGarden Greenbank Park The community compost will be made available to households in the surrounding community who can join to use the compost for their household waste. We will recruit a volunteer Compost Champion from the community.
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Liverpool City Council