Waste to Wonderful event a chance for Joondanna locals to make the most of composting


Community gardener Robyn Every will be taking part in the Waste to Wonderful community event at the Joondanna Community Garden. Picture: Andrew Ritchie. d454949
Community gardener Robyn Every will be taking part in the Waste to Wonderful community event at the Joondanna Community Garden. Picture: Andrew Ritchie. d454949

JOONDANNA residents are going green as part of the Waste to Wonderful Community Day at the Joondanna Community Garden on June 19.

Organiser and senior environmental scientist Janelle Atkinson said residents were encouraged to bring their green waste for composting at the community garden compost hub.

“Joondanna and surrounding suburbs are among the most densely populated suburbs in Perth so home composting is not always possible,” she said.

“The Waste to Wonderful community composting hub provides a place for people to bring their kitchen waste to convert it into something useful that benefits the local community.

Ms Atkinson said many businesses and residents were already contributing to the compost.

“Lots of what we throw in the bin can have an alternative purpose – turning kitchen scraps into compost has many benefits, including reduced landfill, reduced greenhouse gas emissions and reduced costs for the home gardener.

“We’d like to encourage more people to get on board to make a positive local environmental impact.”

THE DETAILS

Waste to Wonderful Community Day

Where: Joondanna Community Garden, Corner of Stoneham Street and Wade Street Joondanna

When: Sunday June 19, 11.30am – 2.30pm

What: Guest speakers, kids’ activities, demonstrations and overview of the Waste to Wonderful composting hub.