Welcome to the Devon Community Composting Network (DCCN) Website - Now with much more than before. Not just community composting but lots on home composting and our pet subject - composting food waste.
DCCN has been involved for years at looking at composting food waste - from pioneering work done with Proper Job in Chagford - through to developing compost systems with the Compost Doctors - (see Green Machine solutions and Ridan
DCCN is now involved primarily with helping schools to compost food waste - see schools section or download PDF from right hand sidebar. DCCN has now doubled its workforce by employing Melissa Harvey to work with Nicky Scott in undertaking all those school revisits and so much more.
It's fantastic.The world of community composting is incredibly diverse. So many people from so many walks of life from all over the Country are involved in composting in their communities; why? (Download information pack on right hand side bar or Community Composting section Home Page)
Well there is no single reason and I’m sure that if you asked them you would get a huge range of answers. Some common themes are bound to emerge though. For one thing we all hate to see wastage of valuable resources. All composters hate to see lovely potential compost being landfilled or burnt.
Most composters are also gardeners and it is extremely rare to find a gardener who has enough compost! Especially no dig gardeners and so look for every scrap of material that could be turned into compost. Community composters are pragmatic people, they like action more than words and want to do something – now! After all what could be simpler than diverting some garden clippings, otherwise destined for landfill, to make compost. Saving all that pollution not only at the landfill but also by trucking it there and at the same time improving local soils and sequestering carbon. The mandatory waste reduction targets and the Kyoto protocol on carbon emissions, are just two good reasons why Devon Local Authorities are so supportive of community composting.
Also see www.recycledevon.org for Devon wide recycling and waste information