January 2021 Lockdown: BCCS site closed for 4 weeks

Following the announcement of the third England lockdown on 4th January, BCCS Directors have decided to close the BCCS composting site while we review the situation.  So the site will be closed and locked up for the next 4 weeks, and we will revisit this decision at...

Our 15th Birthday!

We are celebrating our 15th birthday.  Yes, Bisley Community Composting Scheme is now 15 years old!  We still have two of the founding directors, Lesley and Liz, and this autumn we welcomed Martin Brown to the board. Membership secretary Hazel baked us this lovely...

WORLD SOIL DAY DECEMBER 5th 2020

Keep soil alive, protect soil biodiversity WORLD SOIL DAY 2020 World Soil Day 2020 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” aims to raise awareness of the importance of maintaining healthy ecosystems and human...

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...