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by Gillian Ching (subscribe)
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Published July 22nd 2021
Help to keep Brisbane clean and green
Contribute to a sustainable and greener city by recycling your green waste through the Brisbane Community Compost Hubs.

If you like the idea of regenerating home waste for a better future and purpose, then Brisbane's Community Compost Hubs provide the ideal way for residents who don't have space for a compost bin in their homes to responsibly dispose of their food scraps.

So, what is compostable? Well, compostable items include many fruit and vegetables, egg cartons, eggshells and more.

There are 30 hubs across the city including the Kelvin Grove Community Garden, the Brook Community Garden, and Northey Street City Farm where you can get involved, to name just a few.

While the initiative is re-using our home waste, it also creates a sense of community and working together to contribute to something bigger and better for our city.

How it works
1. Check out the online networks of hubs to find a compost site near you
2. Register your participation
3. Starting collecting your green waste
4. Bring it to one of the sites

Why composting matters
Long termers or newcomers to composting will know that this mulchy mix is pure gold to a garden with loads of benefits. You see, composting enriches the soil, helps to retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.

It reduces the need for chemical fertilisers and encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.

For accessibility and convenience, the hub is open 24 hours per day.

Receive a free kitchen caddy when you register online.
The composting program is an initiative of the Brisbane City Council. You can also volunteer.

The New Farm Hub
I visited the New Farm Hub, which is located near the children's playground and adjoins the Brisbane Powerhouse within New Farm Park. Here you can see how it works first hand. The composting bins are at the front of the site ready for the next donation.

If you would like to get involved, register online here.

Courses and Volunteering Opportunities
If this has sparked an interest in composting, the Council also offers composting and worm farm sessions where you can learn more about helping gardens to thrive.
Check online to find out more and to book here.

Get collecting your composting today and help green your community.
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Why? Recycle and Renew Waste
When: Anytime
Where: Sites across Brisbane
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Excellent idea, Gillian!
by Elaine (score: 3|8462) 66 days ago
I didn't realise that compost was so interesting. It is a worthwhile initiative and deserves to flourish.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|3114) 66 days ago
What an amazing idea. I've had never heard of anything like this before but well done to those who made it happen and keep it going.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9025) 66 days ago
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