Norfolk Master Composters
If you’re a resident in Norfolk and want to know how to start composting, have a problem with your compost or need help to decide if a darlek, wormery or hot bin is right for you then we have 80 trained Master Composters (MC’s) here to help.
Norfolk Master Composters started in November 2006. The main aim of the programme is to raise awareness amongst the wider public of the benefits of composting, through a network of volunteer advisors.
Since its inception, 246 trained volunteers have spent over 8,500 hours promoting home composting in the county.
The Norfolk programme operates as a partnership between Garden Organic and Norfolk County Council.
MC’s are volunteers who spend time promoting home composting in their local community, encouraging householders to take up composting and ensuring those already composting do so effectively. MC’s come from many backgrounds and age groups; their unifying feature is their enthusiasm for composting and their ability to engage with and make a difference to their local community.
People’s attitudes and behaviour can be influenced by family, friends, neighbours or work colleagues and it is for this reason that our volunteers can provide a unique and much needed role.
Norfolk County Council (NCC) has a target to reduce 1kg of left over rubbish per household per week. By working with residents across the county the volunteers play a very important role in helping to meet this target and achieve reduction of residual waste and maximum rates of diversion.
- Become a Master Composter - The initial training is a two-day foundation course and the next one will be held on the weekend of 24-25 March 2018 at the Green Britain Centre in Swaffham. If you are interested in attending the training course and becoming a Norfolk Master Composter email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Norfolk County Council’s Customer Service Centre on 0344 800 8020.
- Request the help of a Master Composter - do you need advice, want a composting talk or have an event Master Composters could attend? Please contact us and let us know.
Garden Organic, email@example.com, tel. 024 7630 3517