October Update: Compost Hubs, Community Workshops and more

18 October 2022 · Carol Perdigao

It’s finally starting to feel like Spring in Melbourne, and it’s time for some updates on what we’ve been up to.

Community Compost Hubs Launch

CAWRS helped launch five Community Compost Hubs in the last few months across our three municipalities (Cardinia, Maroondah, and Yarra Ranges): Healesville, Ringwood, Cockatoo, Kilsyth, and Garfield Community Hubs. This was possible thanks to our lovely volunteers and community gardens’ staff working countless hours to transform rescued wood pallets into the three-bay compost systems pictured below.

Compost Hubs allow community members to collectively recycle their food waste, preventing a considerable amount of organic waste from ending up in landfill. They fill in a gap that still exists in some councils’ waste services and also provide an opportunity for people to get together and learn from each other how to live more sustainably. 

In each hub, experienced volunteers will keep the compost up and running, while residents can drop their food scraps anytime.

If you are a local resident and would like to start recycling your organic waste, you can register now to join your nearest hub.

Ongoing Community Workshops

CAWRS has been promoting free educational workshops across our member organisations covering sustainable practices from waste reduction in the kitchen to worm farming. 

These workshops aim to resource residents with important skills to reduce waste and contribute to a more circular economy. 

Book your spot in our next workshops:

  • Fair Bicycle Workshop (Ringwood Community Centre) – October 16th 
  • Circular Economy in the Community (Japara House) – October 19th 
  • Upcycling textiles (Birdsland Reserve) – October 20th 
  • Sustainability in the Home (Ringwood Community Centre) – October 21th

Behind the scenes on our Video Diaries

Finally, we would like to share some behind-the-scenes photos of the video diaries series we’ve been shooting around the community. 

Our first videos will feature local residents from diverse cultural backgrounds sharing what they do to reduce waste in the home. 

We can’t wait to be able to share these across our networks, and hope they’ll inspire you as they inspired us.

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CAWRS is supported by the Recycling Victoria Communities Fund, delivered by Sustainability Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government.

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