Allotment Community Composting
Allotment Community Composting sites offering a composting service to all of the allotment plot holders with open access to the reception bins so that material can be dropped off at any time are convenient for individual plot holders. As they provide an additional service to those who do not have the time or interest in converting their waste to compost. I am aware that over the years a number of other community schemes, that initially operated under a similar system, have had to introduce physical controls such as fences and gates to limit drop off times to when supervision is available to prevent participants abusing the system.
During the most recent lockdown we have experienced problems caused by an increase in the amount of waste and members ignoring signage, overfilling the reception bins so that waste is spread across the paths, dumping waste in bins labelled not for use, and removing barrier tape positioned to prevent access to the working bins on the site. In addition, unsorted uncut waste has been dumped in bins that are in use, where waste has been cut to size and layered, resulting in time been wasted as the bins have to be part emptied and relayed.
I would be interested in whether others have encountered problems of this type and how they have dealt with this situation.