Wildlife Trusts Waste Prevention Manager, Eleanor Noel-Johnson,
facility is unique - not only is it the very first community composting
site in Wiltshire, but it will also be run as a social enterprise,
giving adults with a learning disability the opportunity to manage
their own business.
Wiltshire Waste Partnership and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust have worked
closely over the last year to build a network of community composting
sites, to provide a service to local people and reduce the amount
of green waste going to landfill sites.
half of everything that goes into Wiltshires dustbins could
be composted, but most of our green waste goes straight into a landfill
composting also cuts down on the number of lorries trundling across
the county transporting waste to landfill sites, so it helps ease
road congestion and cuts pollution.
between the local authorities, community, Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
and local business is the key to the success of this project.
Peskett, manager at CARE says, CAREs objective is to
support adults with a learning disability to increase their work
skills and provide them with employment opportunities. The community
composting site allows us to do this whilst fulfilling our commitment
to the environment and working directly with the local community.
a community composting site requires financial support and this
project would not be possible without much needed funding from Wiltshire
County Council, DEFRA and Viridor. Raynesway Construction Southern
(RCS) provided the labour and 100 per cent recycled aggregate to
create a high quality work area, Wilkins Builders the wood to build
the compost bays and B&Q (Trowbridge) a storage shed.
Care about Compost site is now ready to take the seasonal collection
of garden clippings and cuttings that by next year will be rich
compost, mulching the flowerbeds and borders of local gardens.