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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.

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 its members, and allotment holders, to be used in their gardens and allotments, thereby returning valuable nutrients to the soil, and helping sequester carbon.

The community has led this scheme for ten 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)

Images: Local children identify “Life in the Soil”!, International “WWOOF-ing” volunteer Jessica, from California, bags BCCS compost,