Compost week is coming up and we’re feeling generous
Published on 21 April 2022
Many are blown away when they learn the number one thing they can do to take action against climate change is to reduce food waste. Not everyone can afford an electric car or solar panels, but reducing the amount of food we put in the rubbish bin is something we are all able to do. When food and other organic waste is sent to landfill it creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Did you know the average household wastes $2000-3800 worth of food every year? Reducing your food waste is not only better for the planet, it’s better for your wallet too.
It’s International Compost Awareness Week from 1 – 7 May, and to celebrate we are increasing our rebate on compost bins for all residents during the whole month of May! All households (including households with green and food waste bins), child centres and schools are eligible for these generous rebates.
Visit our website to view a full list of products, receive technical support and access discounted compost, worm farm or bokashi systems.
Become a compost champion with our workshops
During International Compost Awareness Week, we are hosting workshops where you can meet our local compost expert and learn how to get the most out of your compost. Take climate action and get your veggie patch and garden thriving - composting does it all!
- Blairgowrie Community Garden, Wednesday 4 May, 10 – 11:30am
- Somerville Community House, Friday 6 May, 1:30 – 3pm
- The Briars, Saturday 7 May, 10:30am – 12pm.
Book now to reserve your place at mornpen.vic.gov.au/waste
Take advantage of our compost rebate at mornpen.vic.gov.au/compost