Turn your food and garden scraps into fertiliser for your plants


Composting your food scraps and garden waste is a great way to create a nutrient-rich soil for your garden, and eliminate sending this waste to landfill if you do not have a Council organics collection service.

You can use the compost on your garden to improve your soil and fertilise your plants. By composting your organics, you'll prevent the food from rotting in landfill and releasing methane, a greenhouse gas that is particularly damaging to the environment.

For more information, view our Composting at Home brochure.

Worm Farming

A worm farm is a fantastic way to minimise waste by turning your food scraps into nutrient-rich fertiliser for your plants and soil. It’s also a fun way for kids to learn about managing food waste and how worms can transform this waste into a valuable fertiliser.

Worms eat organic waste and turn it into liquid fertiliser and worm castings (the organic material that has been digested by the worms). Both of these products can be used on your garden and on your pot plants to keep them thriving.

You can use worm liquid to replace fertiliser. The liquid needs to be diluted until it is the colour of weak tea. This mixture won't burn your plants.

For more information, view our Worm Farming at Home brochure.