Compost & Worm Farms
Join the Compost Revolution
Council has partnered with Compost Revolution, an award-winning program aimed to reduce the amount of garden waste and food scraps going to landfill and provide residents with a nutrient-rich compost to use on their gardens.
Hobsons Bay residents are eligible to receive a 50 per cent discount and free delivery on the cost of one of the following composting systems:
- compost bin - this bin can handle greater volumes but needs a garden space to be set up and requires more manual labour
- bokashi bin (kitchen compost) - this is a good solution if you have limited space as it can be kept on your kitchen bench
- worm farm - this is neat and easy to use, especially if you have a small space
To access these discounted prices, all you have to do is:
- Go to the Compost Revolution website
- Complete an online tutorial
- Take the quiz
- Order your product
Conditions of eligibility
One discount and free delivery is available per household. Residents that have already received a discount and free delivery are ineligible. The discount and free delivery is only available to residents (ratepayers and renters) of Hobsons Bay City Council.
A limited number of products, discounts and free deliveries are available. This offer will be unavailable once these numbers are reached.
Benefits of composting and worm farms
Composting is a process whereby kitchen and garden waste is broken down into reusable organic matter. The decomposition occurs through the action of naturally occurring bacteria, fungi, worms, millipedes and many other micro-organisms.
Food makes up almost half of the rubbish in a household rubbish bin. By composting your food scraps instead of sending them to landfill, households can significantly reduce their climate footprint. In fact, about three per cent of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions comes from organic matter rotting anaerobically (without air) in landfills. Composting not only saves valuable landfill space, but can be used as nutrient rich fertiliser in your garden and improve soil conditions.
While composting your food waste is a great way of reducing our impact on climate change, it’s also important to minimise food waste in the first place. Visit the Victorian Government’s Love Food Hate Waste program to learn how you can minimise the amount of food that becomes waste by planning your meals, creating shopping lists and storing your leftovers well.