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Back to Earth Initiative


The Back to Earth Initiative encourages the community to correctly use Council's green waste collection service so that green waste can be turned into compost - benefiting local parks, farms and gardens, rather than being dumped in landfill. 

Back to Earth Garden Competition - postponed

The Back to Earth Garden Competition has been postponed to allow kindergartens, schools and community groups to focus on other priorities in the current COVID-19 pandemic.

There have been a number of nominations from kindergartens, schools and community groups to win up to $5,000 for an environmental or garden project. These nominations will remain valid when the competition reopens. You will not need to do anything further if you have already submitted a project, you will be contacted directly.  

If you've started working on your nomination, hold onto your idea and stay tuned for an update later in the year, as we’re looking forward to seeing more interesting and innovative ways you’re putting your food and green waste to good use.  

To keep up to date with the latest on the Back to Earth Garden Competition, follow the Back to Earth Initiative on Facebook page

For further information on the competition email or visit the Back to Earth website


Learn more about the Back to Earth Initiative in the video below. 

View videos of farmers involved in the Back to Earth initiative

Further information

For further information on this initiative, contact Council on 1300 88 22 33. 

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