Devon Community Composting Network
Welcome to the Devon Community Composting Network (DCCN) Website. DCCN has been involved for years at looking at community composting, and has also found a specific niche in composting food waste – from pioneering work done with Proper Job in Chagford – through to developing compost systems with the Compost Doctors. DCCN is now involved primarily with helping schools to compost food waste, as well as supporting a revival in community composting.
Why is composting such a vital topic? From gardeners to governments it is on the agenda. We all hate to see wastage of valuable resources, and it is rare to find a gardener who has enough compost! What could be simpler than diverting some garden clippings or food waste, otherwise destined for landfill or Energy from Waste, to make compost. Saving all that pollution and at the same time improving local soils and sequestering carbon. The mandatory waste reduction targets and the Kyoto protocol on carbon emissions, are two of the many good reasons why Devon Local Authorities are so supportive of community composting.
Also see www.recycledevon.org for Devon wide recycling and waste information