Composting for the Future is a way for us to spark Glasgow’s communities’ involvement in composting and raising awareness of the importance of healthy soils for a healthy climate. Led by the Food and Climate Action project team, we want to work with communities to identify what needs to change with our city’s current food-waste recycling system, explore alternative models to make composting easier and more effective and support community groups to set these up.

We'll be delivering events across the city as well as sharing and creating materials on the ways and whys of composting. To keep up to date with our events, follow us on Eventbrite and for everything else you can either sign-up to our newsletter or follow us on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Why Composting?

Read about why we've decided to focus on composting as part of the Food and Climate Action project in this blog post, but 1 of our Community Activators, Jenny McGillivray

Soil Site Web

GCFN’s Food & Climate Action Project & Kinning Park Complex have joined together to create a Soil Site. Our project aims to work alongside communities to co-design more resilient, kinder food systems in Glasgow.

We accept fruit, vegetables, plant-based foods, cooked foods, egg shells, tea bags, coffee grounds coffee filters, paper, dry leaves and flowers, grass clippings hair natural fibers (e.g. cotton, wool), paper towels and potted plants.

For more details, find us on Make Soil.


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We've awarded £3k each to 5 groups across Glasgow to establish and improve community composting models. Find out who they are and what they'll be getting up to.

No More Food to Landfill: How Glasgow Can Achieve Sustainability in its Food Waste Management

We commissioned Ben Wray, an independent researcher and journalist, to write the the report on Glasgow's food waste management.

The report is coming soon! We'll share it across our social media, newsletter and website - keep your eyes peeled.

Alternative Composting Models

In 2023, we commissioned Propagate to write a report on Alternative Composting Models so we can better understand the possible options for community and larger-scale composting in Glasgow. We’re very pleased to be able to share this with you now.

This report is intended as a helpful tool not only for those considering applying to our Community Composting Peer-Budgeting opportunity but also for keen composters who may not want, feel ready or need to apply for our peer-budgeting scheme.

Our mission is simple: Get Glasgow Composting!

Download the report.

Funding for Composting

We've compiled a database of funds that could be used for composting activities. Access it at the public Google sheet.

Past Events

Composting Networking & Info Sharing (online), 6th March, 6.30 - 7.30 pm 

Composting Networking & Info Sharing (West), 4th March, 1 - 3 pm

Composting for the Future - Glasgow East, 16th February, 10 am - 12 pm

Community Food Action Meeting, 14th February, 12 - 2 pm 

Composting for The Future - Glasgow West, 31st October, 10:30am-12:30pm

Composting Revolution with Woodlands Community, 22nd October, 11am-1pm

Composting Day at Queen's Park Baptist Church, 5th October, 11am-1pm

Composting Day at St. Paul's Youth Forum, 13th June, 12pm-3pm

Composting for the Future is part of our Food and Climate Action project, delivered in partnership with Glasgow Community Food Network, Urban RootsGlasgow Eco TrustSt. Paul’s Youth ForumCentral and West Integration Network and The Space. It is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

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