We have installed our first compost bins with the help of The CarbonCycle Company!!! Their amazing bins are large, robust, rodent resistant and attractive – and they were super easy to put together. These bins will help us get the compost to the high temperature required to compost higher volumes of waste and some compostable packaging. A single CarbonCycle Community Composter can convert over 5 tonnes of organic matter into compost per year!!
The first phase of our compost trial is to get the compost working well. This will involve feeding it with layers and layers of nutrients and carbon sources and getting the “recipe” right so that the compost is working efficiently and maintaining an average heat of around 65 degrees celcius.
Once we are happy that our compost is optimal, we will begin a trial collecting and composting waste from a handful of local households and businesses to see how much of our community generated organic waste we can turn into rich, healthy and useful compost that could be used to grow food.