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Composting, Worm Farming and Food Waste

Food Waste

In Australia and across the globe, food is one of the most wasted items. In fact, 35% of the average Australian general waste bin is made up of food waste alone. This waste is sent to landfill where it becomes a signficiant source of methane - a harmful greenhouse gas. 

Many people create some level of food waste, but this does not need to be sent to landfill. Instead food waste and other organic materials can be transformed into a wonderful resource through composting and/or worm farming.

By recycling your food and organic waste, you will: 
  • Reduce landfill waste 
  • Help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • See a decrease in the amount of waste in your red-lidded general waste bin
  • Create nutrient rich soil in your garden
  • Promote biodiversity in your garden 

Compost Revolution

Georges River Council is dedicated to educating residents on how to reduce harmful impacts on the environment. Since 2014, we have partnered with the Compost Revolution in order to make education and equipment readily available to our residents. Compost Revolution is a social venture who can equip you with the skills and provide the right equipment to begin recycling food scraps and organic waste at home.
Join the Compost Revolution with 50% off a compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bin + FREE delivery courtesy of Georges River Council. Head on over to the Compost Revolution to claim your discount. Make sure to complete the tutorials and quiz on composting, worm farming, and bokashi fermentation to help you learn all you need to know before you start.


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