Community composting across Central
Brisbane residents have saved 20,000 litres of food scraps from ending up in landfill, through Brisbane City Council’s Community Composting Hubs.
Council’s 14 public composting hubs are helping contribute to a clean, green and sustainable Brisbane, by recycling food waste to produce compost for community gardens.
“Food waste is the largest contributor to avoidable rubbish in Brisbane’s landfill and represents one-third of the contents in an average household rubbish bin,” Cr Howard said.
“Council is committed to reducing the amount of recyclable going to landfill, which contributes to greenhouse gases, and has introduced a series of community composting hubs across the city to provide an easy way for residents to live more sustainably.
“Community Composting Hubs are located at existing community garden sites, so people who are not already composting their food waste at home are still able to avoid food being sent to landfill.
“Since the first of the hubs opened in October 2016, more than 20,000 litres of food scraps have been saved from landfill and has been converted into organic fertiliser.”
Cr Howard said the community composting hubs were just one part of Council’s Love Food, Hate Waste campaign, which aimed to inspire residents to be more sustainable by reducing their food waste.
“Council’s Love Food and Hate Waste initiative is helping residents minimise food waste with tips and tricks to reuse, prep and store food, which in turn will reduce the food going to landfill,” she said.
“Every year, Brisbane residents throw away 97,000 tonnes of food – that’s one in five shopping bags of food wasted, costing the average household up to $3,800 per year.
“Food waste contributes to around 140,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas each year and reducing the 97,000 tonnes of food going to landfill will have an enormous impact on Brisbane’s sustainability.”
Cr Howard said that with International Composting Awareness Week being celebrated between 6-12 May, there was no better time to develop a green thumb.
“Council is offering free workshops across the suburbs, to give residents the chance learn how to compost at home, or join one of our community composting hub sites,” she said.
“Residents who live or work near to a community composting hub are encouraged to register on Council’s website and bring their fruit and vegetable scraps to the hub for composting.”
Registered participants can obtain a free kitchen caddy from their local ward office to help them collect and transport scraps to their local composting hub. Onsite signage at hubs makes composting quick and easy.
Just register at this link – https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environment-waste/be-clean-green-brisbane/green-homes/sustainable-gardening/compost-organic-waste-recycling/compost/community-composting-hubs/community-composting-registration
We are glad to deliver these Community Composting sites for you
|Beelarong Community Farm||Corner Beverley and York Streets, Morningside|
|Bethania Street Community Garden||38 Bethania Street, Lota Park, Lota|
|Delaware Street Community Garden||46 Delaware Street, Geebung|
|Fitzgibbon Community Garden||Corner Mount Kaputar Avenue and Merimbula Crescent, Fitzgibbon|
|Jane Street Community Garden||103 Jane Street, West End|
|Jeays Street Community Centre||12 Jeays Street, Bowen Hills|
|Kelvin Grove Community Garden||48 Blamey Street, Kelvin Grove (Kundu Park)|
|Kingfisher Recycling Centre, Aspley Special School||31 Dorville Road, Aspley|
|Koala Park Community Garden||114 Vendale Avenue, Moorooka|
|Kurilpa Scout Hall||Corner of Park Road and Villa Street, Yeronga|
|Milton Community Garden||Gregory Park via Haig Road, Milton|
|New Farm Neighbourhood Centre Community Garden||967 Brunswick Street, New Farm|
|Northey Street City Farm||Corner of Edgar and Edmund Streets, Windsor|
|Nundah Neighbourhood Centre Community Garden||12 Station Street, Nundah|
|Sunnybank Uniting Community Garden||Corner Hellawell Road and Hillcrest Street, Sunnybank Hills|
|The Brook Community Garden||McConaghy Street Park, Mitchelton|
|The Nest Community Garden Project||720 South Pine Road, Everton Park|
|Yeronga Community Garden||Yeronga State High School, Corner Oakwood and Taunton Streets, Yeronga|
|Yoorala Street Community Garden||98 Yoorala Street, The Gap|