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Get composting, Maroondah!

Published on 05 March 2018
  • Environment
  • Waste and recycling
compost-workshop.jpg Composting food scraps can reduce up to 50 per cent of your household waste.

Are you looking for ways to reduce your household waste? Or do you want to do more for the environment?

Council is offering free beginner workshops in March and May 2018 on composting, worm farming and Bokashi bins (odour-reducing compost bins), to celebrate International Composting Awareness Week, which runs from 6 to 12 May, 2018.

Maroondah Councillor Paul Macdonald, a member of the Maroondah Environment Advisory Committee, said composting is a simple and effective way to cut down on your household waste, improve your garden’s health, and divert waste from landfill.

“In fact, composting can reduce up to 50 per cent from your household waste stream,” Cr Macdonald said.

At the workshop you will learn how to recycle food scraps, how to set up and maintain an organics recycling system at home and how to work through any issues that might arise with your composting.


“Composting is a great project for the whole family to get involved in, and I encourage residents to book in for a workshop,” Cr Macdonald said.

“Households may also be interested in the free chemical drop-off session in Wantirna South on 5 May,” Cr Macdonald said.

To register and obtain the location for the household chemical drop-off session, visit Sustainability Victoria's website.

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