Shropshire Master Composters


Promoting home composting in Shropshire


Shropshire Master Composters are volunteers who encourage home composting and waste prevention. The group was established in 2006. Over 90 volunteers have since graduated from a special course which is run by Garden Organic with funding and support from Veolia Shropshire.

There are volunteers across Shropshire who encourage composting in their local community by attending events as diverse as school assemblies, farmers markets, flower shows, green days, village fetes and music festivals. They have also run environmental education projects, made video guides, established allotments and community gardens and supported community composting schemes.

If you are interested in gardening, the environment and particularly composting, and willing to give your time then get in touch. Full training is provided. We ask volunteers to commit to 30 hours per year voluntary activity, which can be any kind of composting promotion. In return,  we offer free Garden Organic membership, all the resources you will need to promote home composting, regular training (both in person and regular online webinars), socials, expert advice from the team at Garden Organic and support from your local project coordinator. 

Master Composters  are volunteers who spend time promoting home composting in their local community, encouraging householders to take up composting and ensuring those already composting do so effectively. MCs come from many backgrounds and age groups; their unifying feature is their enthusiasm for composting and their ability to engage with and make a difference to their local community.


People’s attitudes and behaviour can be influenced by family, friends, neighbours or work colleagues and it is for this reason that our volunteers can provide a unique and much-needed role.

To find out more about the role and to apply to join our network of likeminded volunteers from around the county please select the options below.

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