Compost and organic waste recycling

Recycling your kitchen scraps, garden clippings and other forms of green waste is a powerful way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help the environment and improve your garden's health.

There are several ways to start recycling your organic waste and be rewarded with valuable compost and mulch for your garden, while living more sustainably.

Using mulch and compost on your garden means:

  • you’ll spend less time weeding and watering your garden
  • you won't need to use artificial fertiliser on your garden
  • your soil will be healthier, making for healthier plants
  • you’ll save time and money
  • you’ll be keeping green waste out of landfill and reducing greenhouse emissions.

Compost

Garden waste and your fruit and vegetable scraps can all be composted at home to improve your garden's health. 

Mulch and fertiliser

Learn how to make your own mulch from garden waste such as leaves, grass clippings and prunings to help you improve the quality of your soil. Find tips on using fertilisers in your garden.

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Worm farms

Worm farming is an easy way to compost your kitchen waste. A worm farm can be kept inside or outside in the shade. Worm farms are particularly suitable for people living in units, small residential lots and small families.

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Other organic waste recycling methods

Recycle your organic waste and be rewarded with valuable compost and mulch for your garden. Find out about other organic recycling methods including the fermentation system (Bokashi), worm towers, trench composting, no dig gardening and bio-recycling.

More information

Download our handy composting and organic recycling brochure in your preferred format:

If you'd like to learn more, attend one of our free compost and worm farm workshops.