Composting Dozen in Action
Seven of the twelve HOTBINs were delivered to Waldringfield primary school last week and unpacked with great enthusiasm by the children at the start of Waldringfield Community Composting (WCC) initiative. Tony Callaghan, inventor of the HOTBIN, will be visiting them tomorrow to kick off the project.
This community, through individual action, are keen to reduce their carbon footprint and adapt to climate change at the same time as saving themselves money by recognising food waste as a resource, not a problem.
“Being able to deal with your food waste and garden waste together makes composting so much easier. The aim of this scheme is to enable Waldringfield to reach and exceed the SCC target of 40% of households home composting all their garden waste by 2020 well ahead of schedule. The HOTBIN composting dozen will help us achieve this”, reports Betsy Reid, Master Composter and part of the WCC steering Group.
This project has had the ongoing advice and support of Craig Renton, Waste Adviser at Suffolk County Council, who also coordinates the county’s team of Master Composters (three of the WCC steering Group are Master Composters). WCC is also a member of the Community Composting Network which has helped five Community Composting groups set up in Norfolk –the Waldringfield Group is the first in Suffolk – and the first nationally to start with the most difficult item of all – food waste.
Donna Morgan couldn’t wait for Tuesday and set her HOTBIN up straight away: she’s been looking for a way of dealing with the food waste generated by her two holiday units for a couple of years: ‘Things are really hotting up in Waldringfield’, she says.