One of the simplest ways you can help conserve the environment is by composting your food scraps and garden waste.
By composting you will enrich your garden, help reduce waste going to landfill and save the cost of treating it as garbage.
Composting breaks down your food scraps and garden waste, and converts it into rich and nutritious soil, by taking advantage of good bacteria and invertebrates (including millipedes and earthworms).
Adding compost to your garden will enrich the soil, adding nutrients and useful bacteria, and help plants grow better with less water.
Worm farms are ideal for people living in flats or houses with small backyards, and is a cheap and easy way to cut down on your garbage.
Worms quickly and efficiently break down food scraps and garden waste, and produce a rich fertiliser called worm castings, which is great for indoor and outdoor plants, and vegetable gardens.
The most common worms used in worm farms are Tiger Worms, Red Wrigglers and Indian Blues. Worms are available at good hardware stores or plant nurseries.
You can purchase a worm farm from us (just add worms), or you can make a cheaper version by using a polystyrene fruit box with drainage holes underneath.
You can purchase compost bins, worm farms and bokashi bins from our Civic Centre offices and then collect your purchase from our Epping Depot (68 Houston St, Epping). Alternatively, if you live in the City of Whittlesea, we can deliver your purchase for a $6.36 fee. It is recommended that residents pay for the delivery of a compost bin as they are quite large and may not fit into your vehicle. Allow 3 to 4 business days for delivery.
We sell the following products:
We also offer free composting and worm farming workshops throughout the year as part of our Hands on Sustainability program.
You can compost the following:
You should not compost the following:
To keep your compost heap healthy:
If your compost:
Your compost is mature and ready to use when it feels crumbly and smells like earth. You can:
For more information on composting and worm farming, visit the Sustainability Victoria website.
For more information, and to enquire about purchasing discounted compost bins and worm farms, call us on 9217 2170 or email email@example.com.