Brisbane food scraps recycled at community compost stations


More Brisbane residents are being encouraged to recycle food scraps.

The idea is to take them to community compost stations.

Brittany Graham reports.

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It’s as easy as this, keep your green kitchen waste and simply put it to good work.

This is the latest community composting facility at Kelvin Grove, one of seven across the suburbs.

Cr Peter Matic, Brisbane City Council: “By doing this, we are creating a clean, green and sustainable Brisbane.”

You can compost veggie scraps, cardboard, newspapers, tea bags and garden clippings.

The average Brisbane rubbish bin contains more than 50 per cent compostable material and a large portion of this is food waste.

The council estimates 25 per cent of landfill is food scarps, which can be turned into this.

It’s all about rethinking your rubbish.

Graham Quirk, Brisbane Lord Mayor: “Community members have been, through a little container issued to them, collecting food scraps. These food scraps then get centralised here at Kelvin Grove and turned into rich garden soil.”

And as for the soil.

Gary Muir, Kelvin Grove resident: “It is really good for the garden and it really brings the plants to thrive.”

You can register your interest in your local composting hub and receive a free kitchen caddy.

Brittany Graham, QUT News.


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