About half of what the average Australian household throws out is compostable organic material, so 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 working with 33 councils across Australia, the Compost Revolution is an award-winning platform which inspires, educates and equips households so they can recover their food waste. Our fun online tutorials and integrated ordering system allows residents to choose their composting gear and have it delivered straight to their door.
The Compost Revolution started in 2010 as a joint workshop-based education initiative in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney between three neighbouring councils, Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra, as part of the 3-Council Regional Environment Program, established with funding from the NSW Environmental Trust.
The program was expanded Australia-wide in 2012, as a partnership between the 3 Councils and social venture Revolution Apps, which is rapidly scaling the impact of the program under licence from council partners.
Over the last 7 years the Compost Revolution has grown to become Australia's largest community of composters and worm farmers with over 43,000 households joining the revolution to date. We've diverted over 10,400 tonnes of waste from landfill and avoided almost 17 Million kgs of CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas emissions. All this while actually saving councils (and rate payers) in excess of $2 million in waste management costs!
Residents of participating councils who want to recycle their food scraps, make soil and fertiliser at home and do their bit for the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your council may organise free workshops so check the “About” section of this website for more information.
Visit the Food Lovers Republic website to learn how you can minimise the amount of food that becomes waste in the first place.
If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected] or send us a message or comment on Facebook at our Facebook page. One of our friendly support squad team members will help you with your enquiry.
Currently, active in over 30 council areas across Australia, the Compost Revolution is a fully customisable platform to engage, educate and equip residents, so they can help you reach your waste diversion targets while increasing resilience in our communities.
We'd love to partner with you to bring the revolution to your neighbourhood so please get in touch by emailing us at [email protected]
Gardening and sustainability programs are popping almost everyday at schools across Australia. Some are even part of the curriculum! What better way to educate students on the fun, beauty, and responsibility of the cycle of life than by teaching them how to recycle food scraps into soil and fertiliser through composting and worm farming - and then doing the same at home?
This is where Scraps for Schools comes in. As kids get skilled up at school, why not bring their skills to life to make a difference at home? Simply grab a compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bin from your council at anywhere from 25-100% off retail and free delivery (offer varies by council) to start a tradition at home that will pass down through the generations. And for every bin or farm you get, we'll donate money to a school of your choice!
1. Nominate your school. (Be sure to chat with the principal or a gardening champion at your school to get their ok.)
2. Email us at [email protected] to get a custom coupon code to track donations.
3. Download the flyer below and write in the coupon code. (Contact us if you need help typing the coupon code onto the flyer.)
4. Spread the word around your school! Get the flyer into the school newsletter, send flyers home with students, post it up in classrooms and hallways, and contact your local newspaper. Most councils are happy to provide schools with printed flyers.
5. There's no limit to donations. Your school gets $5 for every bin or farm purchased with the coupon code. If you purchase 2, your school gets $10!
Talk to your school, get in touch with us, and get started today!