A section of the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre will be closed for works from 28 October until 20 December 2019. See more details about changes at the centre.

Composting is a great way to recycle your food scraps, reduce your environmental footprint and make rich fertiliser for your garden.

Composting at home is easy to do and avoids transporting food scraps to landfill where they produce harmful greenhouse gases as they break down.

Buy a discounted composter, worm farm or Bokashi bin

Each household in Boroondara is eligible to purchase one of the following items at a 40% discount:

  • compost bin: for items like vegetable scraps, leaves and garden prunings so they can decompose quickly to create compost, which is a great fertiliser for your garden
  • Bokashi bin: food waste, including meat and dairy, is broken down using inoculated bran (a friendly bacteria) into a safe compost for your plants
  • worm farm: worms eat organic waste and turn it into liquid fertiliser and worm castings (the organic material that has been digested by the worms) to use on your garden
  • pet poo composter: a compact in-ground system that turns pet waste into rich fertiliser for your non-food plants

To order and pay for one of these products, visit our Compost Revolution website.

To complete your order, you'll need to watch a tutorial and do an online quiz to help you choose the right product and learn how to use it properly.

Delivery is free and you'll receive your product within 4 weeks of payment confirmation. 

Learn more about composting

You can learn more about composting, gardening, cooking and food sustainability at our Living for the Future events and workshops.

Visit the Love Food Hate Waste website to find out how you can reduce the amount of food that becomes waste.

You can also visit Compost Revolution to learn more about composting or to brush up on your composting skills and knowledge.

Do you have excess food scraps to share or need organic waste to top up your compost? Visit the Sharewaste website to connect with your local community.

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