Danger from selective weedkillers used on lawns

Selective weedkillers that may be used on lawns to kill broadleaved weeds growing in the grass can persist in compost for months or years, killing flowers or vegetable crops.  It is very important not to bring grass clippings to the site if your lawn has been treated...

No plastic (or scary objects!) please!

We would be grateful if members and members’ gardeners could be sure there are no bolts, screws, or other metal objects (we find many trowels and garden forks) in the deposited green materials. These are damaging our shredder and could cause serious injury to...

WORLD EARTHWORM DAY 21 OCTOBER

Celebrate the super-composers”  WORMS who do all our work by joining in https://www.fscbiodiversity.uk/blog/supercomposters The theme for the 5th annual World Earthworm Day on 21st October 2020 will be “Super Composters” – celebrating the...

No PLASTIC in our compost please!

Our compost is free-er of plastic than many commercial composts but that is because as volunteers we try and sort it. Plastic netting or rootball surrounds like this one should not be carelessly left in green deposits as they can snag our shredder. Plastic bits...

Promoting peat free compost on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Yesterday one of our directors, Peter Richardson, was asked by presenter Kate Clark to talk on BBC Radio Gloucestershire about the importance of peat free compost, and the work of Bisley Community Composting Scheme.  You can hear the item via this link for the next 30...

Unsieved compost available by appointment

We are now able to allow members of the public to collect unsieved compost from the site again.  This can only be done on a Saturday morning and you must book an appointment with Hazel, (01452 770606 or email membership@bisleycommunitycompostscheme.org.uk).  We now...

BCCS Sieved Bagged Compost Available

We have started to sieve compost and it is now available in 30l bags @ £3 per bag or 4 bags for £10. We are on site from 10-1pm every Saturday now. We are not carrying cash at all so please assess what you need and bring a cheque (payable to ‘BCCS’) or the...

Open as normal from Saturday 11 July

We would like to thank you very much for your patience and co-operation during lock down. We have been able to get the site cleared and much tidier than we have ever been able to do since we first opened in 2006. Most of you have taken the opportunity to bring green...

Metal objects found in woody waste pile – again

Please be careful not to accidentally leave anything except woody plant material in woody waste that you are depositing at our site.   All the objects below were in our woody waste pile and almost went into the chipper today.  If not spotted, they could have caused...

Site re-opened, but by appointment only

We reopened the site, using an appointments system, on Saturday 30th May. Members have beeen contacted by email about renewing membership and booking an appointment to deposit garden waste. During this initial period the site will ONLY be open for deposits of material...