Bisley Community Composting Scheme

Bisley Community Composting Sign

Located on the Bisley Chestergate Allotments, this voluntarily run scheme opened in November 2005. It is the first community composting scheme in the Stroud District and is the longest running community composting scheme in Gloucestershire.

Bisley Community Composting Scheme is a members-only scheme, and membership is only open to residents of the parish of Bisley-with-Lypiatt.

Members of the scheme bring their garden waste to the composting site. Volunteers manage the scheme, with help from some paid local labour. Once composted, the product is offered back to our members, and allotment holders, to be used in their gardens and allotments, thereby returning valuable nutrients to the soil, and helping sequester carbon.

Membership of the scheme is strictly only available to residents of the parish of Bisley-with-Lypiatt.  Only members can bring their garden waste to the site, but non-members are very welcome to come to buy our bagged, sieved compost on Saturday mornings between 10am and 1pm.  Our bagged compost is £3 per 30 litre bag.  Subject to availability, non-members may also make an appointment to fill their own bags with unsieved compost on a Saturday morning (in exchange for a donation).

The community has led this scheme for fifteen years for the benefit of the community. It transforms unwanted garden waste from the community into compost. This excellent, independently analysed ‘soil conditioner’, will then feed the gardens of Bisley, increase local soil fertility, help wildlife, and help produce fine crops.

Bisley Community Composting Scheme is a Community Interest Company (CIC)

Different types of compost materials are collected in different heaps.


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