This is a reader friendly guide in a ring-binder format (so you can add pages and cgc_smallinformation to keep it relevant to you and up to date). It covers all aspects of Community Composting and is recommended reading for anyone involved with or considering setting up a community composting project. Price to new members £10.00, existing members £15.00, non-members £50.00 (all prices include p&p).

Download an order form for the Community Composting Guide (.doc 412KB)

Alternatively you can download the CCG as a FREE pdf - you'll need to register first (using the link on the left hand side) and as soon as your account has been activated you can log in and download the guide by clicking on the 'downloads' section on the left hand menu. If you find the information in the guide useful, please think about making a donation (recommended £5 or whatever you can afford) using the link below.


The new guide superceeds this old classic, a joint publication by the Henry Doubleday mucjingin_coverResearch Association and the Wildlife Trusts. The main text and illustrations are available as a free download as an introduction to Community Composting and encourage and inform anyone new to the either home or community composting.

The Mucking-In Pack, by Sandra Bywater and Pauline Pears was produced by the Henry Doubleday Research Association for the Wildlife Trusts as part of a project funded by the then Department of Environment's Environmental Action Fund. The Community Composting Network became the main distributor for the pack.

The Mucking-In pack was published in 1997, therefore some things have changed. The main areas of out of date information are exemptions, grants and sources of funding, and schools National Curriculum. The pack was originally published on colour coded A4 cards in a loose folder, CCN has taken the main body of the text and main illustrations and converted to it into pdf for easy downloading.
This is available as a  free download: muckingin.pdf (1.70 MB)


The Growing Heap is the journal of the Community Composting Network.The Growing Heap contains news pages, articles on members projects, legislation gh_31autumn updates, technical matters and best practice, and robust opinions and reviews of relevant and useful publications. It is written by CCN staff, members and invited authors, edited by Cath Kibbler and published by CCN. The magazine is produced in Sheffield with layout and design by Mark at Sandman Magazines and printed by People for Print (formally Juma Print).

Past issues of the CCN's magazine can be viewed and downloaded here.


In addition to these publications, we have also produced a number of toolkits. Information on these resources can be viewed here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 February 2018 15:00