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2000m² run a community food waste composting scheme. We would love you to join the scheme if you live locally and are able to arrange for your food waste to be dropped off at one of the following collection points:

West Linton Primary School Tuesdays and Fridays  8am-9am

 Newlands Primary School  Thursdays  8am-9am

 Whitmuir Community Farm  Monday- Friday  9am-4.30pm

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Each community composter is given two free green caddies: a small one for the kitchen and a larger one to keep outside and bring to us in exchange for an empty one at one of our collection points. You do not have to use the same collection point every week – our scheme is flexible to make it easier for you and we collect all year round.

The food waste goes into a machine called a Big Hanna that processes the waste organically to control disease and make sure the compost that comes out is healthy and good to use.

The compost is used on our 2000m² plot where last year we grew over 2 tonnes of vegetables which we shared in the local community. It is also available for local people. 


We have produced the following document to provide some guidance from what we have learnt through running this service and hope it will be useful for other communities looking to recycle their food waste: Community Food Waste Recycling

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    West Linton, EH46 7BB