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Community Composting Network (CCN) is the UK-wide organisation that supports and promotes community groups, social enterprises and individuals which are involved in producing compost from green/food waste and using it in their local communities.
CCN’s objectives are to:
Key outputs for CCN are as follows:
The Community Composting Network is a member's organisation, self-managed by an elected committee of members - our Board of Trustees.
In December 2009 we launched our new CCN Strategic and Business plan 2009-13 Growing Opportunities for CCN, to download a summary version of this document please click here (pdf 4.3MB)
What is Community Composting?
The key attributes (which are inherent to the aims and practice of) community composting are that it:
Community composters are a diverse range of mainly small (but not always so) not-for-profit organisations and individuals who share a passion for making and using compost to deliver a combination of environmental, social and educational aims.
Projects or groups range in scale from individuals working within schools or small groups working on allotment sites or promoting home composting, to community supported agriculture schemes, to social enterprises with Local Authority contracts providing kerbside collection services, with lots more variety inbetween.
The common theme is that the local community is involved in the management of the organic waste they are producing and using and the organisations are governed on a not-for-profit and locally accountable basis.
Community Composting has many environmental and social benefits:
What does the Community Composting Network (CCN) do?
Who are the members?
Our constitution recognises two types of members:
Full members who are engaged in not-for-profit, community-based sustainable waste management and are supportive of the objectives of CCN. These have voting rights at the Annual Conference.
Associate members, which include Local Authorities, suppliers of services and equipment to community composters and other supporting organisations.
For information on joining the CCN please contact us or download membership forms via this join link or the big 'join' button on the submenu to the right.
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