Compost Awareness Week

Compost Awareness Week is on from 1 – 7 May this year and is a great time to consider how this old practice of sustainable gardening can reduce food waste and divert it from ending up in landfill.

Councils play an important role in providing education materials and events for their communities to learn more about how to reduce food waste and start composting.

Metropolitan Waste Resource and Recovery Group provides resources to help councils plan and implement their food and green waste recycling services including the kerbside food and organics collection service guide for councils.

There are many reasons why composting benefits the environment and helps to replenish the soil, but it also has other ongoing benefits for our home gardens, our eco systems and waterways and our municipalities.

Some councils are celebrating by conducting workshops around composting education, with the following councils participating in events this week:

Brimbank City Council, 7 May

Composting and worm farming

Maroondah City Council, 7 May

See composting workshop events on the council’s website which include worm farming, digestion composting and Bokashi farming.

Boorondora Council, 2 May

An online webinar from 6.30pm – 7.30pm on composting at home with Alex from Compost Revolution.

Wellington Shire Council, 30 April

Better soil, better life, better future composting event in Sale.

Bayside City Council, 3 May

Learn to garden like a Nonno with Jacyln Crupi at Sandringham Library, 2pm – 3 pm.

Mansfield Shire Council, 7 May

Learn more about home composting and green waste at this event held in the botanic gardens from 11am – 12.30pm.

Melbourne City Council

Check out council’s website dedicated to composting for information on composting initiatives in the municipality.

Last updated: 02/05/2022