Posted by Richard Perry on Oct 28, 2020
The Hospice had been looking for support to provide it with two sets of 3 compost bins, for the processing of the large amount of leaves grass and other compostable waste generated in their grounds.
The club’s Environment and Amenities Committee took up this request, and on Saturday 24 October 5 club members and a club partner set about construction of the bin panels in a Petone warehouse.  We then transported them to the Te Omanga grounds, and installed the first set.  We were ably supported by a logistics team of two – Annette, who supplied morning tea and her partner Ian; and Sue, who provided us with a much needed lunch, enabling us to work on into the afternoon.
Much credit for the project is due to John Matthews, who procured a generous donation of all the timber from Placemakers; and also organised the warehouse as a manufacturing place.  We all enjoyed the opportunity to exercise some construction skills; and Ian demonstrated particular prowess swinging the impact height adjuster.
Te Omanga has reported that the first bins are immediately in use; and we expect to complete installation of the second set in the upcoming weeks.