Recycling Green Waste Materials

Posted 6th November 2020

Allotment sites can produce considerable quantities of green and dry waste materials, much of which may be surplus to requirements. Plotholders are usually encouraged to compost waste materials and in many cases also resort to burning waste vegetation on their plots.

There is another option to better dispose of this surplus; a recycling process which also has both environmental and health benefits.

Pointalls (PAL), a local allotment site in Finchley and BAF member, introduced a ban on burning on individual plots and in 2017 took an initiative to Barnet council resulting in the introduction of a plotholders’ green waste skip service for the disposal and recycling of the site’s large surplus of vegetation waste.

We encourage you to click on this link to check out the useful report which outlines the reasons for change, details of the service provided and who to contact for more information.