How to compost in a community hub

How to compost in a community hub

Hey, there fellow composter! Thank you so much for checking out our community compost page, here we’ll go through all the compost etiquette and must know about community composting.

Stay tuned for the end of the blog where we give you a FREE booklet that is filled with community composting knowledge. It's over 20 pages long so you don't want to miss this free resource!

How to start?

First, start by registering yourself to this page here. Once registered, you can start bringing your kitchen scraps to the hub. You don’t need to have a kitchen caddy to start using the hub - simply reuse an old yogurt or ice cream container to carry your food scraps to the hub!

How to use it?

All community gardens have on-site signage to make the process quick and easy.

When to use it?

All community composting hubs have 24-hour access. So 9 am, 2 am or 11 pm - you can drop by when it suits you!

What can you add in?

  • Bokashi bin contents (may include meat)
  • coffee grounds (no coffee pods)
  • cooked and uncooked fruit and vegetable scraps including citrus, onions, and garlic. Remove plastic stickers and cut them into small pieces
  • eggshells only (not whole eggs)
  • tea leaves and bags made from paper
  • tofu and soy
  • Other compostable items
  • grass (small quantities)
  • leaves
  • paper towel - must be torn up and only a small amount
  • shredded paper
  • tissue paper

What can you not add in?

  • biodegradable and compostable items (e.g. bags, cutlery, plates, cups, bowls, coffee pods)
  • bread, rice, pasta
  • chopsticks
  • cigarette butts
  • compostable bio bags
  • dairy products (e.g. yogurt, cheese, ice cream, all milk types)
  • meat products (e.g. bones, red and white meat)
  • pet and poultry droppings, feces, kitty litter
  • plastic bags and food packaging (including sticks from fruit and vegetables)
  • seafood
  • tape, ties, rubber bands
  • whole fruit and large fruit pieces (e.g. watermelon rinds)
  • wooden icy pole sticks

Want to become a volunteer?

As a volunteer, you'll learn composting skills and meet like-minded people, while helping to divert food waste from landfills.

Email your local community composting hub to find out how you can get involved, you can find your local one here.

How can I learn more?

We have put together a detailed booklet that provides you with everything you need to know about community composting (there's a lot more than what was covered here).

To download it for free, head to this link:

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