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Compost at Home

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Did you know that over one third of our household rubbish is made up of food waste?

Composting is a great way to reduce your waste to landfill and help create a greener home.

To encourage residents to start composting, we have launched a 'Compost at Home' initiative. Expressions of interest were sought from residents who were interested in taking part and as a part of the program, successful applicants received a free compost bin. In return participants will be required to complete a feedback survey after 3, 6 and 12 months of use. This feedback will help us develop the program in the years to come.

Expressions of interest for this program have now closed. Due to the overwhelming response received during the EOI period, participation numbers were doubled.

For more information on the program or how to compost at home, see the Compost at Home guideline or contact the City's Sustainability Officer.

Why compost?

Composting is a great way to improve your environmental footprint. Instead of going to landfill, your food and garden waste can be turned into a viable garden additive to keep your plants thriving. Reducing waste to landfill is great for the planet as it will help reduce harmful emissions such as methane, which is created as waste breaks down in a landfill environment.

Which bin suits me?

Tomato plantGarden compost bin:

If there are more than three people who live in your household and you have some outdoor area with a patch of open soil or grass, this may be the best option for you.

Indoor composter:

This is suited to smaller households (one-two people) and/or those without open garden space such as paved courtyards or balconies. You will still require some soil space to bury the compost later on such as garden beds or planters.

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