Peat-Free Composts: Why And Where

Peat is widely used in potting composts of all kinds and also by commercial nurseries etc that grow and sell plants in pots. But peat is a resource that renews itself very slowly and peat bogs store and sequester large amounts of carbon dioxide. Extracting peat...

Visit by permaculture students

On Saturday we were visited again by students on the Stroud Permaculture Course, eager to learn about BCCS as an example of a local community run recycling scheme and a prime example of the circular economy in action.

More sieved compost available for sale

We have been able to empty a compost bin and have another sieving session, so we now have sieved compost for sale again at the usual price of £3 per 30 litre bag, or 4 bags for £10.  Although our sieved compost store is full, we doubt that stocks will last more than 2...

Sieving the last of our heap

Demand for our sieved compost has been very high recently, so on Tuesday we had another sieving session, only about a month after the last one.   In this session we sieved almost all of our remaining stock of compost, but it means that we’ll continue to have...

Site open as normal from 10th April 2021

The site will be open again as normal from Saturday 10th April 2021.  Members can come through the pedestrian gate any day during daylight hours, or can come on Saturdays between 10am and 1pm when the big gate will be open and volunteers will be on site to...