Compost Hut Trials for Tom Kenny and Petersham Road Reserves

Council is trialling two compost huts early in 2017 and is now looking for people who live in walking distance of Tom Kenny Reserve, Marrickville, and Petersham Road Reserve, Marrickville, to take part.

View the trial site maps below

Sign up using the form below.


What is a compost hut?

- It is a clean and tidy communal composting area in a public place

- Local households drop off fruit and veggie scraps to the hut for composting

- The compost hut and system is maintained by Council staff

- The huts produce high quality compost, which will be made available to participating households, and for local use.

- Compost huts have been proven to work successfully in Hernani, Spain


What does participating in the trial involve?

- Collecting your fruit and veggie scraps in a FREE kitchen caddy provided by Council

- Visiting the compost hut at least once a week to drop off your food scraps


When does the trial start?

The trial is planned for March to June 2017.


What happens at the end of the trial?

The trial will be evaluated using participant feedback and other information before any decision is made to make the compost huts permanent.


Come to a pre-trial information session

At Petersham Road Reserve
Friday 2 December 4:30pm – 6:30pm (weather permitting)

At Tom Kenny Reserve
Saturday 10 December 9:30am – 11:30am, (weather permitting).

Council is trialling two compost huts early in 2017 and is now looking for people who live in walking distance of Tom Kenny Reserve, Marrickville, and Petersham Road Reserve, Marrickville, to take part.

View the trial site maps below

Sign up using the form below.


What is a compost hut?

- It is a clean and tidy communal composting area in a public place

- Local households drop off fruit and veggie scraps to the hut for composting

- The compost hut and system is maintained by Council staff

- The huts produce high quality compost, which will be made available to participating households, and for local use.

- Compost huts have been proven to work successfully in Hernani, Spain


What does participating in the trial involve?

- Collecting your fruit and veggie scraps in a FREE kitchen caddy provided by Council

- Visiting the compost hut at least once a week to drop off your food scraps


When does the trial start?

The trial is planned for March to June 2017.


What happens at the end of the trial?

The trial will be evaluated using participant feedback and other information before any decision is made to make the compost huts permanent.


Come to a pre-trial information session

At Petersham Road Reserve
Friday 2 December 4:30pm – 6:30pm (weather permitting)

At Tom Kenny Reserve
Saturday 10 December 9:30am – 11:30am, (weather permitting).

Sign up form - compost hut trial 16/SF724

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