Community composting

We help set-up and support community compost schemes across the city, in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Council.

A great way to reduce food waste is to compost your leftovers. We can help you set-up at home or join one of the many community compost schemes across the city.

We currently support over 25 schemes, in parks, allotments and community gardens, with over 1,000 households taking part. Compost produced from these schemes has been used in parks, community gardens and food growing projects in local schools.

If you don’t have a suitable outside space to compost at home, becoming a member of a community composting scheme is a practical solution to keep your food waste out of the bin and turn it into a valuable, usable resource.

How it works

Each site is managed by volunteers and its sustainability is dependent on the participation of its members so you will be asked to give the compost a turn with another scheme member roughly once a year.

Don’t worry if you haven’t composted before, you will get plenty of advice and information and many schemes say this is a great way of connecting with and getting to know neighbours and members of their community. You may also find our Community Composting FAQs helpful.

Join a site

Find your nearest compost site on our directory map. Contact us via the form below to get signed up.

Or find out how to start a new community compost site and become a compost monitor.

Composting enquiry form

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By completing this form, you agree to have your information shared with the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership. We may also share the details you provide with a relevant organisation, if you request to be connected with one, but we will ask your permission first. We will not share your details with any other organisations not connected with your query. You can unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time. For more about how we use your information please see our Privacy Policy.


This project is organised in partnership with;

  • Brighton & Hove City Council
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