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 three tutorials - for composting, wormfarming, and bokashi fermentation. The tutorials will teach you the practical skills of how to set up your new composting system and keep it running smoothly.
How do I get my compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bin?
Simply select the products you have decided are best for your household, confirm the order and enter your credit card details.
Your order will be reviewed by Council and when approved, your card will be debited and you will receive a confirmation email.
Should I get a worm farm, compost bin and/or bokashi bin?
Our tutorials are designed to help you determine which method of composting is best for your household. If you purchase a compost bin, all food and garden waste can be diverted from your kerbside bins whilst worm farms have restrictions such as no citrus or raw onion. If you want to make compost and liquid fertiliser then you will need to purchase more than one sytem. Check out the tutorials to help you make this decision.
What if I live in an apartment with no balcony or garden space?
Bokashi bins and worm farms are great for indoor use and are best kept in a cool, dry place that's easy to access when you're preparing food so you can pop your scraps straight into the bin. Use the liquid produced as fertliser for your plants! The only hitch with bokashi bins is that you will need to find somewhere to bury the contents once the fermentation process has completed.
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 obtain approval.
Can I join the Compost Revolution if I don't need new composting gear?
Sure thing! Just register your details by emailing [email protected]
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 and 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.
Revolution Apps, the social enterprise that operates the Compost Revolution online, works with local councils across Australia to provide residents with the equipment and skills they need to set up a successful home compost bin or worm farm. Up to half of the average Australian bin consists of organic waste, mostly food scraps which will be transported to landfill where they rot without air and generate harmful greenhouse gases.
The Compost Revolution started as a community initiative of local councils looking to reduce the negative environmental and economic impacts of sending residential waste to landfill. In 2009, three councils in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs (Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra) launched a pilot program with funding from the NSW EPA. Revolution Apps partnered with these councils to launch the program nationwide in 2011.
For further information about this promotion please contact the City of Ballarat on 03 5320 5500 or email us.