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Let’s get composting, Maroondah! International Compost Awareness Week

Published on 28 April 2023
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Council is celebrating the annual International Compost Awareness Week from Sunday 7 May to Saturday 13 May.  

This is a week of activities and events across Australia to raise awareness of the importance of composting and how compost is used to help build healthier soils. 

Mayor of Maroondah, Councillor Rob Steane, encouraged residents to get involved.

“International Compost Awareness Week is a great way to learn about the numerous benefits of composting - for you and your garden,” Cr Steane said.

“You can also take part in upcoming events and workshops to help you get started with composting at home.”

The benefits of composting

Composting has many benefits for you and your garden all year round, such as:

  • creating a rich fertiliser for your garden
  • improving the yield of your home-grown fruit and vegetables 
  • adding important minerals, nutrients, bacteria and micro-organisms back into your soil
  • increasing the water retention of your soil
  • getting you out in the garden more.

Composting workshop

Council is hosting a free event in May so you can learn more about the different systems available for composting your food and garden waste at home.

Compost, Worm Farm and Bokashi workshop

This session will be presented by Cultivating community and will cover the differences between 'hot' and 'cold' composting, troubleshooting tips for each system and what the differences between these three systems are and how they can each benefit your garden.

  • Date: Monday 8 May
  • Time: 10am to 11.30am 
  • Location: Glen Park Community Centre, 30 Glen Park Road, Bayswater North

Read more or book online

You can also subscribe to Council’s Waste and Sustainability newsletter for composting updates all year round.  

How you can start your composting journey

Did you know Council, via Compost Revolution, offers Maroondah residents up to 60 percent off the purchase of a range of home composting systems, plus free delivery? Each Maroondah residential property is eligible for one subsidised system each year. 

The systems available through Compost Revolution include:

  • compost bins
  • worm farms
  • bokashi bins
  • pet poo composters
  • green cone solar composters
  • composting accessories

To order a system, or for further information on the available products, including product dimensions, visit the Compost Revolution website

To learn more about how to use each system, view or download our fact sheets

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