CNLC Community Compost Hub

CNLC is happy that we can re-open our Compost Hub for our local community. Food scraps collection will resume from Thursday 21st May with these regulations:

  • Wednesdays 10am – 3pm
  • Thursdays 10am – 3pm
  • Use compost bins situated inside CNLC’s back gate
  • Sanitise every time you drop off your food scraps

New compost bin by Canva 2

To adapt to our new era of social isolation and sanitation we will place two compost bins just inside the back gate of CNLC for you to deposit your food scraps on Wednesdays and Thursdays. There will be hand sanitiser and gloves there for you to use.

If you are tempted to come in to the garden please make sure you socially distance 1.5m from anyone else in there and make sure there are not more than 10 people in there at a time.

We are considering how to resume our 24/7 food scrap deposit bins but at this stage we are being cautious due to the risk of contamination if people don’t sanitise and keep the bin clean. Let us know if you have any ideas for how to safely keep the compost hub open during this pandemic.

Why compost?

We all want to help the environment, and composting your food scraps is a great way to reduce waste. Food scraps makes up 40% of our bin waste going to landfill. By composting, this becomes a valuable organic material that enriches soil, reduces the need for chemical fertilizers and supports healthy gardens to grow delicious fruit and vegies. Most importantly, it prevents organic waste from ending up in landfill – this reduces harmful methane emissions, the waste of scarce land and protects our environment while addressing climate change pollution.

How can I be involved? It’s easy!

Find our Registration Form here. Feel free to email for more information in how you can get involved in the recycling revolution once we reopen. This way, we can let you know news about the hub & community events for the Balam-Balam community garden.


Carlton's Balam-Balam Community Garden

CNLC's beautiful community garden is still closed until futher notice. There will be no garden activities.

CNLC hopes we will be able to get our hands dirty together in the near future.

Vlad Garden


Community Gardening Days

As we stop all of our garden activities, Community Garden Day will not be held either.

Email to be included in notices about the garden activities or to find out how you can volunteer in the garden.


Carlton Cluckers

All of CNLC's chicken are temporarily working from home. Don't worry, they are being looked after.