Composting and Worm Farming
On average 40% of waste created in the home consists of food scraps! Composting and worm farming transform these waste food scraps into a natural fertiliser that will enrich the soil.
Rubbish tips in Melbourne are rapidly filling up and the cost of waste disposal is increasing. Composting and worm farming helps reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
Which do I need - a compost bin or a worm farm?
A key consideration is that a compost bin needs both food scraps and garden waste to work effectively, while a worm farm can only take food scraps. Worm farms are perfect for people with limited space.
How do I compost or worm farm?
Residents who would like to learn more about composting or worm farms are encouraged to attend any of Council's workshops that are held regularly throughout the year (see below for more information).
For further information setting up a composting, worm farming and/or a Bokashi system please visit the Sustainability Victoria website.
What else can I do to reduce food waste going to landfill?
It is better to reduce the food waste your household produces in the first instance. Proper menu planning, safe food storage practices and using up leftovers can ensure that you waste less food.
For tips on reducing food waste visit Sustainability Victoria’s Love Food Hate Waste campaign.
For more information
Download Easy Guide to Composting (PDF - 849KB)
Download Easy Guide to Worm Farming (PDF - 948KB)