If you have no outside area suitable for composting, you could consider setting up a community-composting scheme.This is a great community venture and allows the processing of large amounts of waste that can then be taken away locally by those who really need it, both individual householders and groups such as allotment societies.

Setting up a community composting scheme can be fun but it also quite a big job so you need to be sure you have enough demand and support before you embark on it. If you decide it is something worth doing then the Community Composting Network is the best place to find the information you need to get started.

Community Composting Network (CCN): The CCN supports and promotes community management and use of waste biodegradable resources. EmailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0114 258 0483.

The Carymoor Environmental Centre, at Castle Cary, is a former landfill site used to demonstrate environmental issues such as composting and landfill. It holds open evenings, and runs guided walks and an educational programme. Call 01963 350143.