Why we compost
The benefits of compost are:
- it saves space in your rubbish bin
- it's a fantastic free fertiliser for your garden
- it improves the condition of your soil
- it's better for the environment as it reduces food waste in landfill.
Join the compost community
Save up to 60 per cent off a compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bin and cut your waste in half!
One rebate is available per Knox household (ratepayers and renters). Residents that have already received a compost rebate are ineligible.
How to compost
There are different ways to compost your food waste:
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. Your garden is a source of dead leaves, mulch and clippings required for the process.
Worm farms house bedding and composting worms. You can add food scraps at regular intervals for the worms to eat.
Worm farms are great if you have a small garden, or children who would like to keep worms as pets.
Bokashi bins harness beneficial microbes to ferment food waste.
These bins are compact, airtight and odour free. They are great if you don’t have a garden as they are designed to sit in your kitchen.
Use your compost
Learn how to use your compost to grow fresh fruit and veggies with our Gardens for Harvest program. You'll receive our popular 64-page growing guide and 'What to plant when' calendar.
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