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About communitycompost

We are a Melbourne-based group, keen to divert organic waste from landfill by facilitating local compost stations that can be used and managed by the community.

Thanks to Grill’d for Local Matters Donation

Thanks to Grill’d who have given us $100 as part of their community donation program, Local Matters. This can be used for straw, manure, lime etc, but if you have a better idea for how this money will benefit the … Continue reading

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Update and Compost Week May 7- 12th

Dane reports: A key composter or I will email the Aerobin distributor to request replacement parts for the damaged internal vertical tube/core/flute for all four Aerobins. This should help deliver better air supply and more rapid, less smelly decomposting. Note … Continue reading

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Another round of emptying

Last Sunday in Feb, we have had a working bee at Dawkins ReserveĀ and thanks to some great hand-ons work by our keen composters, the bins were emptied out successfully. Compare to the last round, some of the materials seem to … Continue reading

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Dawkins Reserve Pilot: The Future for These Compost Bins

If you are on our mailing list, you will have got this: Hello Composters The trial of the community composting site at Dawkins Reserve has proven very popular. It’s estimated that 50-60 households are using the bins, which puts them … Continue reading

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Seedlings…

Some time ago we had a big emptying of the compost bins and we had more compost than we were able to deal with that day (3 barrow loads were taken away). So we put it under the mulch by … Continue reading

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Compost Sort of Ready

I’m going away for a week and the bins are almost full, so I biked down today to empty out some of the contents and put it on our community garden at Veg Out. If anyone else wants some compost, … Continue reading

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Bins Full to Bursting

The pilot scheme is becoming a victim of its own success. So many households are using the bins (50-60 we estimate) that they are filling up before the compost can break down. We may need to tape them shut, if … Continue reading

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