Compost Challenge

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We have proudly partnered with Composting Community to bring Mornington Peninsula Shire residents discounted compost bins, worm farms or bokashi systems.

Join our revamped program and challenge your household to fight food waste. 

Sign up to Composting Community to join likeminded individuals and to access discounted compost, worm farm or bokashi system.

How much is the discount?

Rebates vary according to the product and range from $25 to $40 off the member discounted prices. 

How will I receive my composting units?

Your selected product will be posted to you. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery.

Where can I learn more about composting?

Head to our compost page for handy tips. 

Videos and downloadable fact sheets can also be found at Composting Community

Peninsula Compost Challenge Terms and Conditions

  1. The Peninsula Compost Challenge is only available to residents of the Mornington Peninsula. The compost system must be installed at the residential address listed
  2. The rebate is limited to 1 per residential address per financial year.
  3. The applicant must be the occupier of the property requesting the rebate
  4. The composting system must be used for domestic purposes only and not for re-sale 
  5. The rebate is only eligible on council approved items through Composting Community.
  6. The Shire is not responsible for the quality of the compost equipment. Any issues must be directed to Composting Community
  7. Only limited quantities of rebates are available. The Mornington Peninsula Shire Council reserves the right to withdraw the rebates once all quantities have been exhausted.

Why should I compost?

Each year Victorian households send over 250,000 tonnes of avoidable food waste to landfill. On average, Victorian households throw out $2136 worth of food.

On the Peninsula, food waste makes up 40% of household rubbish. By composting, we are:

  • diverting food waste from landfill and hence reducing the amount of greenhouse gas produced
  • improving soil of our gardens, allowing us to grow even more veggies
  • supporting our farmers by not throwing out the water, soil nutrients, time and labour that has gone into growing, harvesting, processing, packaging and distributing food to our kitchens

How can I fight food waste?

Rescue food sent to landfill by:

  • avoiding purchasing excess food – meal planning, checking the pantry before shopping and shopping with a list
  • cooking with all parts of the food/leftovers
  • purchasing seasonal, local ingredients
  • correctly storing food
  • composting

Learn more at Love Food Hate Waste