Sustainable Chippendale

A Sustainable Suburb In the Making

Sustainable Chippendale is a community initiative setup to support the Sustainable Streets and Community Plan in Chippendale. If you are passionate about sustainability we'd love you to join us in getting behind this ground breaking project to establish a practical model for sustainable inner city living in Sydney.

Compost bins on Rose & Myrtle - Update

The bins on Rose and Myrtle were turned and closed off for finishing on Sunday after our gardening session. Please do not place waste in these bins until they are reopened. 

When you are using the bins please make sure you do not dump too much of the same types of waste in the bins. Things to avoid overloading the bins:

  • orange skins & other citrus peal 
  • coffee grounds, small amounts only
  • unshredded newspaper (Shredded newspaper is GREAT)
  • Whole loaves of bread  
  • AVOID any meat scrapes please

The ideal way to place your compose waste is to pre-mix your wet vegetable scraps with shredded paper or some pea straw (which you can buy from your local garden shop) . The ratio you are going for is roughly 20:1 (carbon:nitrogen) that's 20 parts shredded paper or pea straw to 1 part food scraps. 

Happy composting!!