What is it
A community food scrap composting trial in three demographically different neighbourhoods in Singapore, supported by OCBC Cares Environment Fund 2020. Started in April 2020, and on-going. Active in Bukit Gombak and Jurong Lake Gardens; third neighbourhood pending.
Create awareness and know-how about community food scrap composting, and a test-bed for ideas on how to bring people together to start community composting groups in their own neighbourhoods. The ideas, experiences and findings are captured in our Start Your Own guides. Ultimately, we would love to see community compost hubs springing up in more neighbourhoods.
Composting methods used
Aerobic hot composting and vermicomposting.
How is the project carried out
The project has designed its own syllabus, comprising a prerequisite theory component taught via Zoom by an experienced compost maker, followed by weekly hands-on compost-making sessions over a period of six to nine months, which allows for at least two complete compost cycles.
During this hand holding journey, an experienced compost maker makes compost with the community once a week. Together, they tackle all sorts of foodscrapping, composting and community engagement scenarios that may arise along the way. Over time, the new compost makers become equipped with the knowledge, experience and confidence to take on more on their own.
Our goals for the new foodscrappers and compost-makers