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. To compost at home, you can use a:
- 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.
If you're a Boroondara resident, you can order a compost bin, bokashi bin or worm farm online at a reduced price.
What to do
Each household is eligible for one compost bin, bokashi bin or worm farm at the discounted price.
To order and pay for a new compost bin, bokashi bin or worm farm, 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 bin or worm farm 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.