Bristol Compost from Autumn Leaves
Each year tons of leaves fall on Bristol in the autumn---they lie around on city streets causing problems for pedestrians especially after rain, It costs lots to clean them up and its not done frequently enough to prevent problems --------------
Leaves when composted provide the best quality compost in the form of leaf mould.
Half the compost sold in this country is peat based. Extraction of peat releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and disturbs the eco systems.
Why dont we use our community pay back teams to collect leaves frequently for 2 months each Autumn using vehicles with vacuums and shredders, Clear streets, parks schools,and community areas of leaves -shred them -compost them on Blaise Nursery land and market the resulting compost as eco friendly mineral rich compost
(the best there is) Sell it to all DIY stores and Garden centres --maybe go ito partnership with the Sewage works at Avonmouth who already produce compost on a small scale from sewage and waste water.
This could be a major business venture with Bristol leaf mould compost becoming a star brand!
Why the contribution is important
This would solve the problem of leaves causing problems on the streets
It would provide work for Community payback teams
It would reduce our carbon footprint by reducing the demand for peat based compost
It would enhance our Green city status
The business could possibly be a major money maker or at least self funding
Bristol could raise its profile even more nationwide
by user416121 on November 22, 2013 at 11:08AM