Composting and worm farming
Did you know food waste makes up almost 40 percent of material in the red lid garbage bin?
In Australia an estimated $5.3 billion of food is discarded each year, equal to 20 percent of purchased food, making it the most wasted commodity in Australian households.
Compost bins and worm farms are an excellent way to reduce your waste and improve the fertility of your garden’s soil.
To see working models of a compost bin and a worm farm, or for further information on eco-gardening, visit us at the Fagan Park Eco Garden.
Hornsby Shire Council also hosts regular free workshops on worm farming and composting. For more information visit our What's On calendar or call Council's Waste Hotline on 9847 4856.
Join the Compost Revolution
The Compost Revolution is a community initiative that promotes home composting, growing food locally and connecting with your neighbours.
Join the Compost Revolution and you and your family will:
- Have fun and meet people in your community;
- Receive financial assistance to purchase composting/worm farming equipment;
- Learn how to compost/worm farm properly;
- Receive ongoing personal composting/worm farming support.
Click here to Join the Compost Revolution.
Buy a compost bin or worm farm
To purchase a compost bin or worm farm call Council's Waste Hotline on 9847 4856 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Residents will receive a free kitchen scraps bin with any purchase.
Please note that worms need to be ordered in advance by calling Council's Waste Hotline on 9847 4856.
220L Compost bin - $40
Compost turner - $17
Worm farm - $80
Worm hut - $80
You can also order 500g buckets of worms for $45.
All prices are subject to change without notice.
Love Food Hate Waste
The Love Food Hate Waste website is full of tips to reduce your avoidable food waste, such as leftovers that never get eaten or food that reaches its expiry date.
See the Love Food Hate Waste website for more information.
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- Worm farms fact sheet - 143kb
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