(Updated Thu 17-Jun-2021)

  • – Please follow hand-hygiene measures to keep you and others safe.
  • – Please note the updated info about rescheduled workshops below.


Community Composting @ Span

Following the significant disruption to our operations through 2020 we’re delighted to be back up and running with community composting here at Span!

We’ll keep making improvements as we go, but the most important things for you as you join us are to:

  • – REGISTER for the program here so that we can keep you up to date as we evolve; and
  • – RECORD your waste drop offs here or at the drop off crate so we can measure the great impacts we’re all achieving.

We want to make recording your drop off as simple as possible so have a few options for people to choose…

You can login to the spreadsheet linked here on the website whenever you can or you can  use the QR code on the drop off crate at the front of Span Community House to log your drop of there and then!

We have also included a paper version of the recording sheet in the crate for those that prefer to do it that way.

If you need any help in filling out the recording spreadsheet please contact us @ info@spanhouse.org.au or 03 9480 1364 and we’ll talk you through how to do it.




Sustainability Workshop Series

Join us as we continue our workshop series focusing on food waste avoidance, composting and urban gardening!

Sat 26-June @ 1.30 – Composting Nitty-Gritty

In this workshop we’ll learn about:

– Why it’s important to compost food waste
– Our food waste and composting program @ Span
– How to create a great compost systems @ Home
– Other systems to access locally



Sat 10-July @ 1.30 – Winter Wonder Garden

In this workshop we’ll learn about:

– Why it’s great to grow your own food
– Composting and creating healthy soil
– Our composting and gardening programs @ Span
– Seasonality and how to create a productive patch @ Home
– Other community gardens you can join



These workshops are free to attend and a great way to learn and connect with people in our community.

If you’re keen for either of the events, please click on the links above to register. We will need to keep an eye on numbers registering vs. changes in restrictions and will contact closer to the time to confirm where it all sits.



General Program Info

We are back up and running accepting food waste to convert to compost for our Community Garden and are excited about some of the improvements we have made and those to come in the future!

We have broadened the items we can take to include citrus, onion and garlic and have developed FAQs so that you can understand the nitty-gritty of what to do to help us create the best quality compost we can.

We have taken on board the feedback that we got through our recent survey and will work to include some of these things as the program develops. A huge thanks to all those that took the time to share their thoughts with us!

The main things that people like about the program are the ease of access to the drop off point and the availability of buckets, so these are our first priorities in restarting the program.

Keeping things ticking over smoothly will involve getting a great team of volunteers together, so if you are interested in learning more about this, please get in touch and we’ll come back to you for a chat.

Please check back here for regular updates on the program including some info on workshops we will be delivering in the coming months.

We look forward to strengthening our community together through this initiative!