CNLC Community Compost Hub

After a long period of closure to prioritise the safety of our community, we are happy to finally announce the re-opening of our Compost Hub. You are now welcome once again to deposit your food scraps at CNLC to save it going to landfill and so we can sprinkle compost in gardens across Carlton.

We want to thank our CNLC community for their understanding and patience during this difficult period of closure, we can't wait to see you all again!

In order to support the safe reopen of our compost hub and maintain a COVID-Safe environment at CNLC, please follow these new procedures here.

Thank you for your efforts to keep our community safe.


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 fertilisers and supports healthy gardens to grow delicious fruit and veggies. 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 Ballam-Ballam Community Garden

CNLC's beautiful community garden is still closed until further 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. 


Latest News

Spring Newsletter

Free online yoga class

Looking after your mental health during COVID-19


The current Compost Hub procedure



Donate now and support the community

Please note: donations are not tax deductible.

Donate Now




We now accept card payments                card payments accepted