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Home composting and worm farming


Home composting and worm farming

Composting and worm farming are nature's way of recycling. They divert organic waste from going into landfill and help to reduce the amount of harmful gases that are released into the atmosphere.

As well as helping the environment, they can make your bin less smelly and you can use composted materials, worm castings or worm liquid on your garden to keep your soil healthy.

Free composting workshops

Council runs free home composting workshops twice a year, usually in March and November, to give you practical tips to start or improve your composting at home.

All participants receive a voucher for a free home composting kit that you can pick up at one of our waste management facilities. The kit includes an 'earth machine' compost bin and kitchen bench top caddy to help you start composting at home.

The workshops for November 2016 have already been run however, in partnership with Eurobodalla Adult Education, Council will be running free worm farming workshops again in February 2017, to give you practical tips to start or improve your worm farming at home.

All participants will be eligible to pick up a free worm farm from one of our waste management facilities for their household.

You can register your interest to attend the workshops at any time:

This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

Compost Revolution: Online training and reduced priced equipment to recycle your food scraps.

Eurobodalla residents - get 70% off the retail price of a compost bin, worm farm (plus worms!) or bokashi bin to cut your waste in half.

Join the fast-growing movement to compost at home - cut your waste in half, reduce your carbon footprint, and make rich soil and fertiliser by recycling your food scraps. Grab your gear, learn how to do it with our quick online tutorial at www.compostrevolution.com.au/eurobodalla and start making some soil!

This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

Home composting trial

A waste audit in November 2010 in Eurobodalla showed that more than 59% of waste in domestic bins is made up of compostable organics (food and kitchen scraps).

Organics in landfill produce methane and other greenhouse gases as they break down. Methane is 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere.

Between March and June 2011, Council ran a 10-week home composting trial with the aim of reducing the amount of waste that goes into landfill.

The trial was successful and the audit of the participants' bins after the exercise showed there was a significant reduction of waste going to landfill. Since then, Council have held regular free composting workshops throughout Eurobodalla so we can continue to work closely with the community to reduce the amount of waste going into landfill. Source


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