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Compost at Home

Date10 September 2020

The City of Rockingham officially launched its new Compost at Home waste trial initiative on Wednesday 9 September 2020 at the Millar Road Landfill Facility, with 400 residents taking part in the innovative project.

Compost at Home is an initiative focused on creating more sustainable waste solutions. It gives community members the opportunity to create a greener home and reduce the amount of waste they produce by utilising composting.

Approximately 800 residents expressed an interest in participating in the project earlier this year when it was initially advertised, with selected applicants receiving a composting bin from the City free of charge. Applicants through the EOI process were selected at random. 

Those involved in the limited trial will provide ongoing feedback to the City over the next 12 months by outlining how their composting habits are tracking. Information gathered from participants in the trial will then be used to guide the City’s future waste initiatives. 

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said composting was a sustainable waste solution that the City was committed to exploring in further detail through the initiative. 

“Developing sustainable waste solutions is a key objective in the City of Rockingham’s Strategic Community Plan and the Compost at Home trial will provide us with valuable information that can be used to shape how we deal with our waste in future,” Mayor Sammels said. 

Composting is a fantastic way to reduce the amount of waste that is produced at home. Not only does it help reduce the level of emissions created from waste that ends up in landfill, it also creates a nutrient-rich compost that can help your garden flourish. 

“The City would like to thank all of the residents who put their hands up to be involved in this exciting trial. We look forward to working closely with selected participants over the course of the next 12 months to gain a clearer understanding of our community’s waste habits.”   

For more information on the trial visit Compost at Home.

Image: City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels and Project and Waste Education Officer Kelly Levisohn (right) presented Compost at Home trial participants Sue Caulderbank, Julie Taylor and Marnie Rowe with their compost bins. Picture: City of Rockingham. 

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