Compost Champions

Somerset has a team of over 70 Compost Champions, volunteers from the Somerset community who kindly give up their spare time to attend community events, give talks and promote composting in any other way that occurs to them!

Somerset Compost ChampionsAlmost a third of the waste produced from Somerset’s households could be home composted, transforming food and garden waste into a great free fertiliser. The Champions share their experience and skills to help Somerset residents to compost more of this waste, helping to reduce waste to landfill and save money.

The Compost Champions scheme is co-ordinated by Carymoor Environmental Trust on behalf of Somerset Waste Partnership and since 2009 nine volunteer training days have been run at different locations across the county. Champions have access to a range of resources and display materials to help them to bring the message to life. If you are interested in becoming a Champion, would like to find out more about the scheme or would like a Champion to attend your community event then contact Rupert Farthing by phone on 01963 350143 or by e-mail at 


Compost Display Sites

Compost champion with a New Zealand bin systemWhich compost bin is right for you? To help you decide Carymoor has been working with the Compost Champions to set up a number of compost demonstration areas, each of which is equipped with a number of different working compost bins. The demonstration bins are located in working community spaces and are used by local people to process garden waste generated at each site.

So far we have demonstrations bins set up at these locations:
•    The Community Garden, The Bishop’s Palace, Wells
•    Birchill Allotments, Frome
•    Eat Cary Community Garden, Castle Cary

Compost champions at the Moat Garden, Castle CaryWe are also looking to establish demonstration sites in both Taunton Deane and West Somerset so if you have a suggestion for a location please contact