Composting and worm farming

Compost bin
Compost bin

More than half of the waste disposed each week in your red lidded waste bin is organic matter that can be recycled in our own backyards as compost. Composting is the breaking down of organic matter into a natural product that begins to look just like soil. In fact, compost is actually a type of rich, good quality soil that is full of fabulous nutrients for our garden. Therefore, composting is a cheap, easy and sustainable way of dealing with our unwanted food scraps and garden waste, by recycling them into a beautiful natural fertiliser for our gardens. Using a compost bin or worm farm are two ways in which we can recycle our unwanted organic waste in the backyard.

Composting and Worm Farming Workshops

The City of Canada Bay delivers composting and worm farming workshops to residents through the WasteLess in the Bay workshop program. To see if a composting and worm farming workshop is currently advertised, please visit Council's What's On webpages.

International Composting Awareness Week

International Composting Awareness Week was established in Canada in 1995. The event was launched in Australia by the Centre for Organic Resource Enterprise (CORE) in 2006 to boost compost use among Australians.

Purchasing compost bins and worm farms

Council purchases the following items at wholesale price and passes this saving on to residents. The following items are available for purchase from Council's Civic Centre in Drummoyne: 

 ITEM

WHOLESALE RESIDENT PRICE

RELN compost bin (Australian made, 100% recycled plastic, 225L)  $46 (inc gst)
Compost aerator  $19.50 (inc gst)
RELN worm farm (Australian made, 100% recycled plastic, worms not included)  $83 (inc gst)

Page last updated on: 22/06/17
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