About half of what the average Australian household throws out is compostable organic material. Once in landfill, this releases methane, a harmful greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. And it really adds up, emissions from landfill make up about 3% of Australia’s total greenhouse gases, as much as the entire airline industry!
Not only that, food waste mixes with heavy metals in landfill, becoming an acidic toxic sludge which pollutes our precious groundwater. While many modern landfills reduce these problems using methane gas flaring, waste to energy and ground water protection systems, there are also plenty that do not.
Regardless, these solutions are fixing a problem we can avoid just by composting our food waste at home!
Growing fresh food for your friends and family is one of the most rewarding things you can do. By recycling your food scraps you create rich compost and fertiliser to help your garden – and your family – grow.
Whether you're a seasoned composter or just starting out, the Compost Revolution gives you the skills and support you need to eliminate food waste at home.
We want to reduce the amount of food waste that goes to landfill while encouraging Australians to grow their own food. We operate as a social venture, meaning our purpose drives all that we do.
By enabling households to be more self-sufficient, we can improve our communities, increase food security and help people lead healthier, happier lives. Who doesn’t want that!?
We work with leading councils across Australia to offer all the best composting gear subsidised up to 80% off RRP. We began as a council program and continue to work closely with all of our council partners to ensure everyone can access home food waste recycling options.
Beginner and pro composters alike, check out our free and fun online tutorials to brush up on your composting, worm farming and bokashi skills. Every bin or farm purchased through the program comes with a setup guide, follow-up emails and online support to ensure you have the best chance of success with your new gear.
We source Australian-made products whenever possible, importing alternatives only when required, and even make some of our own! We work hard to minimise our ecological footprint of our products, packaging and operations.
10,921 Tonnes diverted
Across 30 Councils