About the Compost Revolution

The Compost Revolution is making it easy for Australians to turn food scraps into rich soil and liquid fertiliser at home to reduce the amount of rubbish we send to landfill.  Because about half of what the average Australian household throws out is compostable organic material, using home composting systems significantly reduces the amount of stuff we send to landfill.  It also reduces our impact on climate change because food waste releases harmful greenhouse gases as it breaks down in landfill.

Currently partnering with over 30 councils across Australia, Compost Revolution (operated by Revolution Apps) is an award-winning purpose-driven business which educates and equips Australians to begin home composting through fun online tutorials and an integrated easy ordering system which allows residents to choose their composting gear and have it delivered straight to their door.

Developed for councils by councils, over the last 6 years the Compost Revolution has grown to become Australia's largest community of composters and worm farmers, diverting over 5,000 tonnes of waste from landfill, avoiding 8 million kgs of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions, and saving councils in excess of $1,200,000 in landfill costs!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this website for?

Residents of participating councils who want to recycle their food scraps, make soil and fertiliser at home and do their bit for the environment.

What is the tutorial about?

We have two tutorials, one on compost bins and one on worm farms.  The tutorials will teach you the practical skills of how to set up your bin or worm farm and keep it running smoothly. 

How do I get my compost bin or worm farm?

  1. You must be a resident of a participating council to be eligible.
  2. Do one of the tutorials and complete the quiz.
  3. Once you have passed the quiz, you can register.
  4. Choose from the discounted compost bin and worm farm products available through your council.
  5. Confirm your order and pay using a credit card on our secure web form.

What if I fail the quiz?

You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need in order to get all of the answers correct.  If you get stuck we recommend you return to the tutorial to find the answers.

Is anything else required to join the Compost Revolution?

We encourage you to tick the box to “Join the Compost Revolution” when you register to receive your product.

You will not be committed to any other programs or organisations, but you will be able to get more support and may get special offers or invitations to events and workshops related to composting, gardening, cooking and food sustainability. The Compost Revolution is about building community and supporting neighbourhood garden projects, so you may also be invited to social events and get-togethers. We’ll also send you an annual survey to help us to improve the program.

Can more than one person in my household do the tutorial?

Yes! Keeping a compost bin and worm farm can work well. However, each household is only eligible for one discounted Compost Revolution product through this program. If you want a second product, you can purchase a compost bin or worm farm at full price from our online store or at most garden stores.

Can I have both a worm farm and a compost bin for my household?

Yes. Keeping a compost bin and worm farm can work well. However, each household is only eligible for one discounted Compost Revolution product through this program. If you want a second product, you can purchase a compost bin or worm farm at full price from our online store or at most garden stores.

What if I live in an apartment with no balcony or garden space?

You can keep a worm farm on your balcony, in your garage, bathroom or kitchen. You can give the fertiliser and worm castings you produce to a neighbour, friend or a nearby community garden.

Alternatively, you can organise a compost bin or worm farm for your building’s common area. Discuss this with your neighbours then speak to your body corporate or strata manager to attain approval. You can then purchase your compost bin or worm farm for your block through this web site.

What if I already know how to compost or worm farm?

If you already know how to compost or worm farm, you don't need to do the tutorial (though you might learn a few things and they’re lots of fun so we recommend it!).  You will still need to do the quiz to qualify for a discounted compost bin or worm farm. 

Can I attend a workshop to find out more?

Your council may organise free workshops so check the “About” section of this website for more information.

What else can I do?

Visit the Love Food, Hate Waste website to learn how you can minimise the amount of food that becomes waste in the first place. You can also visit the Food Lovers Republic to learn how you canreduce food waste by planning your meals and shopping lists.  If your council is participating, you will also be eligible for special offers after taking a tutorial and doing a quiz.   

Contact us

Residents

If you have any questions, please contact your council. You can find your council here. If your council is not participating, let them know you would like them to come on board the fastest growing composting community in Australia.

Councils

Currently active in over 40 council areas across Australia, the Compost Revolution is a fully customisable platform to education and equip residents to begin home composting and worm farming. If you have any questions or would like to explore whether the Compost Revolution is right for your LGA, please visit our FAQs or contact us at [email protected].