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Food makes up almost half of the rubbish in our rubbish bins.

Reduce the amount of food waste by composting food scraps in a compost bin or worm farm.

Composting has many benefits:

  • saves space in your bins.
  • it can be used as fertiliser on your garden.
  • it can improve the condition of your soil.

Don’t waste it! Join the Compost Community

To help you on your compost journey – Knox Council is offering a discount (up to 60% off RRP and Free Delivery) on quality products to help reduce your organic food waste. View more information.

Eligible items

Compost products
Pictured (left-right): Bokashi bin, worm cafe, compost bin, compost tumbler and outdoor food digestion system.

*Products are subject to availability.
  • EM bokashi kit $30 (RRP $95)
  • Worm cafe $46 (RRP $99.95)
  • 240L Compost bin - flat pack $44 (RRP $89)
  • 140L Compost tumbler $115 (RRP $189)
  • Green cone outdoor food digestion system $195 (RRP $315)

To access these discounted prices, all you have to do is:

Conditions of Eligibility

One discount is available per household. Residents that have already received a Compost Discount are ineligible.

The discount is only available to residents (ratepayers and renters) of Knox.

A limited number of products are available and this offer will be unavailable once funds are exhausted.

Guide to choosing a composting system

How to compost

There are different ways to compost your food waste:

Compost bins

Are large enclosed bins, in which you can place a mix of food scraps and garden clippings. Compost bins are useful if you have a garden in which to use the compost, and a source of dry material such as autumn leaves, old mulch or brown clippings required for the composting process.

Learn more about the basics of using a Compost Bin

Worm Farms

Are enclosures which house bedding and composting worms. Food scraps can be added to the worm farm at regular intervals to be eaten by the worms. The worm farm then produces a compost-like material called ‘castings’ which can be used as a fertiliser, as well as a liquid fertiliser that drains from the worm farm into the bottom tray. Worm farms are great if you have a small garden, or children who would like to keep worms as pets.

Learn more about the basics of using a Worm Farm

Bokashi Bins

Use beneficial microbes to ferment food waste. These bins are compact, air tight and odour free, and are great if you don’t have a garden as they are designed to sit in your kitchen. The material placed inside the bin is fermented and decreased in volume over weeks. The end material does need to be buried in a small garden bed for disposal.

Learn more about the basics of using a Bokashi Bin

Gardens for Harvest Program

Join our Gardens for Harvest program and learn how to grow fresh fruit and veggies at home. You'll receive our popular 64-page growing guide and 'What to plant when' calendar.

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