The Compost Network is a coalition of businesses, schools, backyard gardeners & community gardens in and around Semaphore and Port Adelaide.
The Network aims to:
- assist and support the regular collection and recycling of food ‘waste’ generated by local restaurants, cafes and food retailers in Adelaide’s North-West &…
- to help the community to build knowledge and skills in using recycling strategies.
For businesses: The Network will link businesses and the community to foster more sustainable economic activity, and support community groups, schools and individuals to share and better utilise valuable community knowledge.
For home gardeners: The Network supports the improvement of our local environment & soils, recycling and waste reduction, providing opportunities to build resilience & reduce the cost of living for the local community.
Joining: Anyone can join the Semaphore Compost Network, either as a ‘contributor’ (usually a cafe, restaurant or other business enterprise) or as a ‘collector’ (home gardeners, community gardens and school-composting & gardening programs).
Obligations: Business enterprises are simply asked to organise and collect their waste stream to meet the needs of collectors and to regularly report waste diversions (by approximate weight). They receive Network accreditation and window stickers (see left). Collectors are asked to join a regular collection schedule, always return/exchange cleaned collection containers and liaise with the compost community re disruptions etc. Collectors benefit from access to a community knowledge-base via website, facebook group, news updates and an organised monthly Network Get-Together. And their gardens (and our sandy, water-shedding Semaphore soils) benefit much improved nutrition, soil structure & productivity!