With the easing of restrictions, the food waste crate will be open again from Wed 28-Jul.

Please make sure you sanitise your hands before and after using the crate and logging your data.



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.
  • – RECORD your waste drop offs here or at the drop off crate so we can measure the great impact we’re all achieving together.

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

  • – Scan and log @ the crate using the qr code provided.
  • – Login to the spreadsheet linked here whenever you can.
  • – Use the paper recording sheet in the crate.

Tracking our impact is really important to us as it allows us to share this great news with our community and can help with securing further funding for projects like these, so please help us out by tracking whenever you can.

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




Sustainability Workshop Series

Unfortunately with continuing lockdowns, we are again having to change up our approach to the workshop we had rescheduled for Sun 25th July! Given we now cannot deliver this workshop in person, we are instead going to deliver an alternative online next week on Tue afternoon.

Join us for the last of our current workshop series focusing on bees, pollination and urban biodiversity!


Tue 27-July @ 1.30 – Native Bees – Why Pollinators Matter

In this workshop we’ll learn about lots of things including:

  • – Your backyard and its role in supporting local biodiversity
  • – What bees do and why we should care
  • – Evolution, lifecycle and behaviours of bees
  • – Landscaping and planting for bees
  • – Citizen science during Australian Pollinator Week


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

If you’re keen for this event, please click on the link above to register.

We will be delivering more workshops in the near future so please check back for more info, or if you have ideas about workshops you would like to attend or even deliver feel free to email our Community Development Coordinator, Julie @ cd@spanhouse.org to have a chat.



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!