Inner-city residents can rejoice with the return of their beloved community compost hub, which is set to open next month at a brand-new location as Community Composting arrives back in New Farm.
Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said New Farm Park will house the new composting hub, following a strong community campaign led by the local councillor.
“Brisbane is passionate about helping fight food waste and saving scraps from ending up in landfill and I commend the community and Central Councillor Vicki Howard’s dedication to securing the hub’s new location,” Cr Schrinner said.
Central Councillor Vicki Howard said the former community composting hub located at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, closed in March due to the centre relocating.
“The former community composting hub was a much-loved and popular community asset and unfortunately the new New Farm Neighbourhood Centre could not accommodate the hub at its new location,” Cr Howard said.
“Following a strong campaign by the community, it was a major win to secure the New Farm Park hub which will ensure residents from New Farm and surrounding suburbs can go back to helping Brisbane be cleaner and greener.
“Food waste makes up about one quarter of the average Brisbane rubbish bin and community compost hubs make it easier for residents to be more conscious of their food waste.”
Since the program began in 2016, more than 8700 residents have registered to use composting hubs across the city. Over the past four years, more than 450,000 litres of food waste has been diverted from landfill, which is equivalent to around nine average-sized backyard swimming pools full of food scraps.
Cr Howard said New Farm community composting hub would be Brisbane’s 29th hub and was an easy way to allow residents who don’t have space for a compost bin to responsibly dispose of their food scraps.
“While being environmentally-friendly, these hubs also help foster a sense of community for like-minded people doing their part in keeping our city clean and green,” she said.
“The community composting hub program is easy to register for through Council’s website, and you can even collect a free kitchen caddy from your local ward office to gather your food scraps and take them to the hub.”
The New Farm Community Composting hub is set to open on Sunday 25 October and will be located at New Farm Park, near the children’s playground on the northern side of the ring road.
The hub will be open 24-hours a day and will replace the previous hub at the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre which closed when the centre was relocated in March 2020 as Community Composting arrives back in New Farm.
For more information and to register, visit https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/clean-and-green/green-home-and-community/sustainable-gardening/compost-and-organic-waste-recycling/compost/community-composting-hubs