At 6 p.m. on Tuesday 10 September, GERES, PEPPERMINT and their partners will inaugurate a local composting site made available by the council in the old town of Meyrargues. Some 30 residents have volunteered to compost their kitchen waste together or experiment with vermicomposting.
Residents taking part in the project have been given a bio-bucket, specially designed for them to sort their kitchen waste and take it for composting, either at the collective site or in their own vermicomposting bin. They have attended a mini training session with explanations and demonstrations of how composting works. Later on, they will be able to use the compost produced in their window boxes.
The project will receive support in its first year from GERES and Peppermint – members of the Garden Composting Network – who will visit the volunteer residents regularly and monitor the composting process from a technical perspective. For its part, the council will help with the logistics and supply the precious “bedding material”.
See the press release (in French)