Community Composting Bank - Closing the local loop
Hilton Harvest received a grant from the WA Waste Authority to set up a community composting bank so members of our community can bring their kitchen scraps for composting by us! The bins are easy to access and visible from the street so everyone knows they are available for use!
How it works:
1. We've set up the bins for success! (mouse mesh on the base, in the shade, with added 'activators' like chook poo and worm castings to get it all going!)
2. Bring your kitchen scraps and empty it into the bins indicated. No bones please.
3. Let us add the 'dry' material like straw and paper to get a good carbon/nitrogen mix. We will also turn the compost.
4. Once the bin is full we will stop adding material and let it brew, then empty it onto the garden.
Good to compost: All food scraps including fruit and veggie scraps, plate scrapings (no bones), napkins, cupcake papers, bio cups.
Do not add: Bones, plastics, animal poo, woody garden refuse, bokashi, grass or weeds.
If you want more info on this project, check out the full final report here. Lots of photos, lessons learned, budget and process are all detailed here. This project is funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.