On this page we will be looking at the Community Composting at Stokes Wood Allotment Compost Demonstration Site in Leicester. This complements the previous page, which looked at the display of compost bins on the site by recording in greater
detail the composting of organic materials left by plot holders to be composted in the Community Composting area.
Almost by definition this is will not be prime composting material, individual plot holders are likely to compost the
"good" and relatively easy items from their plots themselves and pass the more difficult items such as perennial weeds over to be composted on the communal site. This is part of the challenge.
We will be starting this page by looking at the material
left in the two Reception bins and consider the effectiveness of the techniques used to deal with it.
Ideally when dealing with waste containing a significant proportion of perennial weeds the weeds would be dried, drowned or hot composted. We
are normally only on the site once a week so are unable to turn (aerate) the material in the bins as often as is required for quick hot composting e.g. every other day for the first few weeks, so we will see what happens.