Building Sustainability: Introducing Happy Home Apartments’ Community Composter

Happy Home Apartments, Sector 7, Dwarka has taken another step towards promoting sustainability and reducing organic waste with the construction of a community composter using a simple yet effective method: a bricks pit on 19th April 2023. In this blog post (completed almost a month), we will take you through the journey of building this eco-friendly solution that will benefit both the residents and the environment.

The idea behind the community composter was born out of the residents’ collective desire to make a positive impact on their surroundings. The management team Ms Sarita Rajput and others at Happy Home Apartments recognized the importance of recycling organic waste and saw an opportunity to involve the entire community of 200 flats in this green initiative.

To construct the community composter, they opted for a bricks pit design for its affordability, accessibility, and effectiveness. The first step involved selecting a suitable location within the premises that was easily accessible to all residents. The chosen area was large enough to accommodate the composting process and conveniently located near the residential buildings.

The construction process began by excavating a shallow pit to serve as the foundation for the composter. Bricks were carefully arranged to create the boundaries of the pit, ensuring sufficient ventilation and drainage. This design allows for the proper airflow necessary for the composting process and prevents the accumulation of excess moisture.

Once the bricks pit was in place, the next step was to introduce the organic waste materials. Happy Home Apartments implemented a comprehensive waste management system to collect and sort organic waste from each residential unit. Residents were provided with separate bins for food scraps, garden clippings, and other compostable materials.

The organic waste collected from the apartments was then regularly added to the community composter. To maintain the optimal balance of carbon and nitrogen, the residents were educated about the importance of layering green (nitrogen-rich) and brown (carbon-rich) materials. This ensured that the composting process would proceed efficiently, resulting in nutrient-rich compost for the community’s gardens and landscaping.

The community composter quickly became a focal point of engagement and collaboration among the residents. Regular workshops and educational sessions were organized to further enhance awareness and participation. Residents learned about the benefits of composting, including its ability to reduce landfill waste, enrich the soil, and promote sustainable gardening practices.

As time went by, the community composter began to yield remarkable results. The compost generated was used within the community for gardening projects, enhancing the beauty of Happy Home Apartments’ landscapes. The residents witnessed firsthand how their individual efforts collectively contributed to a greener and more sustainable environment.

Brown Waste layering at bottom of Composting pit

Happy Home Apartments’ initiative to construct a community composter using a bricks pit serves as an inspiring example of how simple yet effective solutions can create a significant positive impact. The engagement and participation of the residents have been instrumental in making this project a success.

Waste Segregation at site by sanitation staff

By establishing a community composter, Happy Home Apartments has not only reduced their carbon footprint but also fostered a sense of environmental responsibility among its residents. The project has transformed organic waste into a valuable resource, strengthening the connection between the residents and the natural world around them.

The construction of this community composter using a bricks pit has proven that small-scale, community-driven initiatives can make a substantial difference in building a sustainable future. Happy Home Apartments has set a remarkable example for other residential complexes to follow, inspiring a wave of eco-consciousness and environmental stewardship.

Enactus Ramjus College students visited the site to understand the the nitty gritty of composting setup on 16 April 2023.

The society is saving almost 100Kg of wet waste to send to landfill daily. This means approx 36.5 Tonns of wet waste will be used for composting anually. This will provide rich , nutrient compost to the residents and save on approx 73 Tonnes of CO2e Green House Gas emission annually.

Join us in celebrating Happy Home Apartments’ commitment to sustainability and the construction of their community composter. Together, let’s embrace the power of collective action and create a greener, healthier planet for generations to come.

Rise Foundation Founder Mr. Madhukar Varshney is guiding individuals and communities to start composting at easiest and affordable way. He provide support and hand holding till harvest of first compost . For any such solutions, feel free to write us at or whatsapp at +91 9717764262.


Published by RISE Foundation

NGO Working in Waste Managament, Environmrnt Protection and Women Empowerment

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