Compost and Worm Farming
Did you know food waste makes up 35 percent of material in the red lid garbage bin in the Hornsby Shire?
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.
Update – May 2022: Please note live worm sales are temporarily on hold.
Composting bins, compost turners, worm farms and Pet Poo worm farms can now be pre-ordered online and picked up from the Community Recycling Centre in Thornleigh, Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am-4pm and Saturday, 8.30am-12pm. To purchase any of these products click REQUEST NOW
Would you like a half price compost bin or worm farm?
When you complete the online I Dig Compost tutorial, you will be eligible for 50% off compost bins and worm farms, for Hornsby Shire residents only. This discount does not apply to Pet Poo worm farms.
All prices are subject to change without notice. *For HSC residents only.
Pet Poo worm farm
Worms can convert your pet poo into a liquid fertiliser that can be used to enrich the soil of your flower beds or fruit trees. This fertiliser is not recommended to be put onto vegetable or herb gardens. Price: $198
Love Food Hate Waste
For tips on how to reduce your food waste go to the Love Food Hate Waste website.
For more information on composting and worm farming watch our videos below.
If you don’t have the capacity to compost at home, you could share your food scraps through the ‘ShareWaste’ network, which connects people who would like to recycle their kitchen scraps with neighbours who are already composting or have chickens.
For more information go to the Share Waste website
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Waste and Recycling Services Guide
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Waste and Recycling Services Guide – English (PDF 9.7MB)
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Waste and Recycling Services Guide – Farsi (PDF 11.3MB)
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