Coronavirus update 13 March 2020

Council has closed some facilities and cancelled all events until 14 April. Learn which services have been affected.

Please leave your green waste bin out until 5pm on your collection day so we can change your bin lid in preparation for FOGO. More details.

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 up to 40% off RRP with free delivery:

  • 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
  • green cone solar composter: an in-ground system that turns any food waste (including meat, fish, bones, fruit and dairy) as well as pet waste into rich fertiliser for your garden.

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

To complete your order, you'll need to complete an online quiz to ensure you know how to use your product effectively.

You'll receive your product within 4 weeks of payment confirmation. 

Special promotion

Further discounts on already subsidised composting and worm farming products (including free delivery) are currently available.

Use the discount code FESTIVAL at the checkout when placing your order.

The offer is available to Boroondara residents, businesses and school, while stocks last.

Product Regular price Subsidised price Promotion price
'The Farm' worm farm $110 $69.90 $59
'Hungry Bin' worm farm $399.90 $319 $309
'Dirt Vader' compost bin $99.90 $54.90 $49.90
'Urban Composter' bokashi bin $75 $54.90 $49.90
Eco Tumbler Composter $269 $209 $199
'Green Cone' solar composter $299 $189 $150
'EnsoPet' poo composter $75.90 $49.90 $37.95

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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