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Home Composting Trial

Home Composting Trial
We are looking for 300 households who would like to try composting and learn about food waste reduction.

Be part of the Compost Revolution

Our Compost Revolution is well underway and we have 280 households successfully composting and reducing their waste to landfill. It’s going so well we decided to do a second round.

Home Compost Trial 2

We are looking for 300 households who would like to try composting and learn about food waste reduction. We’ll provide kitchen collector bins, compost bins or worm farms, training, help and advice and even some herbs. All we ask is that you participate in the trial for up to 12 months and give us feedback on how you go.

We are seeking a range of participants, people living in a house or an apartment block, with garden or no garden, experts at composting, those who have tried with limited success and those who know nothing about it.

Over the year we’ll help you with tips and trouble shooting for your composting and will be holding further optional workshops in advanced composting, compost clinics, gardening, cooking and shopping to avoid food waste and more.

The average compost bins we will be giving out are 300L, with some larger 440L bins to give to apartment blocks.

Residents will be informed of their selection in mid-August and we will begin with compost workshops in late August- early September. These 2 hour workshops will be held in the community gardens or community centres, with weekend, weekday and evening sessions. After the training you will receive your compost bin and kitchen collector bin and you’re ready to begin your composting way of life.

Applications open. If you are a ABC Council resident and would like to be a part of the trial please fill out an application form (Deadline for applications 6 November 2019).

If you have missed the deadline but are interested in further trials or would like more information please e-mail the Food Waste Reduction Officer

Related categories: Sustainable Food and Drink | Sustainable Garden | Sustainable Waste