West End Opens Community Composting Hub

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West End is providing locals with a better option in discarding their kitchen scrap after it opened a community composting hub at Jane Street Community Garden.

The new Community Composting Hub was inaugurated on 13 May 2017, in line with the expansion of the community composting hub project of Brisbane City Council. The city council decided to expand the project after a successful trial of the first batch of community composting hubs.

The trial run of the community hubs resulted in the diversion of almost 6,000 litres of organic waste from the city’s landfill. Because of the success of the trial hubs, the council is opening new hubs to support its Clean, Green and Sustainable Strategy.

Jane Street Community Garden, located at 103 Jane St, is one of the three new hubs that were recently added to the program. Other hubs that were opened are in Yeronga, Annerley, Sunnybank Hills and Morningside.

The council is urging West End residents and locals living near the area to regularly bring their kitchen scrap to the composting hub. By joining the community composting program, residents will also learn how their kitchen scrap can be turned into garden compost.

Participants in the program can get a free caddy where they can place their food waste. Occasionally, there are workshops hosted at Jane Street Community Garden and other community gardens. Visit the community garden’s website at www.janestgarden.org.au or find composting workshops at other community gardens.

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To join the program, register at the Brisbane City Council website.