Connecting with your community
Apart from finding a place to dump my compost once my bin is full, I've also met some really lovely people in my community!
I first met Megan who had a beautiful backyard garden about a 5 min drive from me. Naturally, we got to talking and realised we had a lot in common and shared similar values and goals to look after our environment. Megan was super appreciative of my 'donations' of compost, but I felt I wanted to give a bit more... She has two adorable dogs and we've now taken them on multiple walks around the nature reserve their house backs onto, just to say thanks!
I've also met John A. recently who has massive garden, bursting with organic produce, grown with the help of community compost donors — like me! To say thanks, John gave me two giant pumpkins and a bag of delicious passion fruit, lemons and limes! Yum!