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11 January 2018

It will now be easier for Albany residents to turn food scraps into rich soil thanks to Compost Revolution.

Up to half of what the average Australian household throws out is compostable organic material, which releases harmful greenhouse gases as it slowly rots in landfill.

Home composting systems can significantly reduce household waste while creating valuable natural fertiliser and mulch for home gardens

A free composting workshop on Saturday, January 20 will launch the City of Albany’s Compost Revolution program, which allows residents to purchase compost bins and aerators at a discounted price together with easy access to tips for successful composting.

More than 12,500 households across Australia have begun composting with Compost Revolution over the past four years, diverting 4 million tonnes of food waste from landfill and avoiding 6.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

To take advantage of the discounted compost bins, residents can attend the workshop or from January 20 they can visit www.compostrevolution.com.au, enter their address and complete a short tutorial and quiz.

A limited number of compost bins will be available. Once sold out residents will be able to register their interest for a future release of bins.

For further information or to register for the compost workshop, please contact Waste Sustainability Officer Julie Passmore on 6820 3918 or email julie.passmore@albany.wa.gov.au.