Composting and Worm Farming Workshops

What

Over 50% of household rubbish can be composted. These workshops will encourage residents to view food waste produced at home as a resource, not rubbish. By using a compost bin or worm farm, food waste is turned into a valuable soil conditioner that provides essential nutrients to gardens, all whilst diverting this waste from landfill and reducing methane gas emissions. Effectively, households will be closing the loop on food waste.
 

When/Where

Date

Time

Location

Thursday 21 March 2019

9.30-11.30am

Kogarah School of Arts

Saturday 13 April 2019

9.30-11.30am

Kingsgrove Community Centre

Thursday 15 May 2019

9.30-11.30am

PJ Ferry Community Hall

Tuesday 18 June 2019

9.30-11.30am

Carss Park Community Gardens

Monday 15 July 2019

1.30-3.30pm

Mortdale Community Centre

Saturday 17 August 2019

9.30-11.30am

Hurstville Community Gardens

Thursday 12 September 2019

9.30-11.30am

Carss Park Community Gardens

Wednesday 9 October 2019

9.30-11.30am

Oatley Community Centre

 

Why

When food scraps and other organic materials are sent to landfill, they begin to rot anaerobically (without oxygen) and release greenhouse gases, primarily methane (CH4), which contributes to climate change.  Many people don’t realise that the impact of methane on Climate Change is around 25 times greater than carbon dioxide (CO2).  

Of course, transporting all of that heavy organic waste to landfill requires big trucks which spew pollution and add to its carbon footprint. To make matters worse, the rotting organic matter mixes with heavy metals and other chemicals from electronics in landfill and creates a toxic sludge that can sometimes eat its way through the clay lining of the landfill basin. Eventually, these underground toxins can make their way into the water supply. 

 

Who


All members of the general public are invited to attend these workshops. Residents of Georges River Council will be given a 75% off voucher for their purchases of compost bins, worm farms, bokashi bins and more on the Compost Revolution website. https://compostrevolution.com.au/georgesriver/.

Bookings are essential. To reserve your spot at one of these workshops, please contact us on 9330 6400 or by email at mail@georgesriver.nsw.gov.au.
 


 

 
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