Composting on the frontier

In Chippo we have public compost bins on our road gardens.


Friday and Saturday nights Рpub nights Рsometimes bring the urban galah, alcohol and our bins together.  About a month ago an urban galah or two tipped over two bins and damaged them.

Michael with two heavy duty tapes screwed around the bins – sorry about the poor photo in the poor evening light

Today, a new gardener who’s just moved into Myrtle Street, Michael, worked with me to strap up the bins by screwing heavy duty tape with self-tapping screws into the bins.


Our newly-straightlaced bins have been set to work again this evening, ready for more food waste to go into them.


Great to see a new gardening face on our streets – thank you, Michael


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  • Michael Mobbs

    Michael is a former Environmental Lawyer who is uniquely placed to consult in four main areas:

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