NATURE- THE BEST RECYCLER
If you have a log on you can find out your building's recycling stats by visiting our recycling portal. If you would like more information please read our recycling guide at the bottom of this page, or email us
Chiswick Park targets recycling at 90%, and we're working with all our partners and guest companies to make sure we achieve and maintain this. We try and keep things as simple as possible and recycle whatever we can onsite.
We have two methods of recycling food waste, the first being to use our onsite wormery and whatever the worms can't eat is collected for anaerobic digestion.
Eating their own body weight in waste in just 24 hours, worms are one of nature's exemplary recyclers. Chiswick Park's wormeries house 100,000 worms who break down 50kg of food and green waste every day.
The high nutrient soil that's produced by our worms is spread on lawns and flower beds across the Park - reducing the need for deliveries of top soil and fertiliser.
The wormery is very popular with local schools and is a prominent feature in our regular eco workshops.
Back in the Ground with Starbucks Coffee
With Starbucks UK HQ and two Starbucks retail outlets on site, Chiswick Park gets through a lot of coffee! We feed the grounds to our caffeine loving worms. This in turn contributes to a nutrient rich organic compost which our landscape team use on the Park’s shrubs. You really can smell the coffee here...
Food waste that can't be processed in our wormery is collected and turned into nutrient-rich fertilizer for agriculture.
Green waste recycling
100% of all green waste generated at Chiswick Park is recycled and by using a combination of mulching, composting and our 100,000 strong wormery, produces a totally organic compost. This is put out across the Park and helps plants to retain moisture and provides excellent nutrition.
With the plants in our planters being changed twice a year, our on-site polytunnel enables us to cultivate seedlings and cuttings to reduce the plants we buy. This cuts the carbon footprint of our plant deliveries by 50%. Whether we buy them or grow them ourselves, all plants in our planters are 100% organically grown.