Food Waste

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Food Waste Bins  

North Somerset council collects food waste weekly from every household, except flats or groups of properties with communal recycling areas. 

If you recycle food waste instead of putting it in your rubbish bin, you will reduce odours and create extra space in your bin. And did you know that in an average year North Somerset converts about 6,500 tonnes of food waste into carbon free electricity? That’s enough to power around 1,000 local homes! 

To find out more about this service, visit the Food Waste webpage on the North Somerset Council website

Community Composting

Community composting is an alternative way to dispose of garden waste. It’s where residents within a defined area take their garden waste to be composted on a specific, designated local site.

There are many benefits of community composting schemes, including:

  • Reducing the amount of garden waste needing disposal and treatment.
  • Helping cut down on the emissions associated with transporting waste.
  • Providing a valuable community service.
  • Local residents can benefit from the compost created and use this on their gardens, usually for a small donation.

To find out more about community composting in North Somerset, please visit the North Somerset Council website

Master Composters

What is a master composter?

Master composters are trained volunteers who educate people – friends, neighbours and the local community – in composting. This can involve attending events, giving talks, writing newsletters, networking, and using social media to engage with people.

Attitudes and behaviour are influenced by those around us, so volunteers can have a positive impact on our communities and the environment. We are looking for people of all ages and from all backgrounds to volunteer to become master composters.

To find out how to become a master composter or to request a master composter for an event, visit the North Somerset Council website.