Launch a compost revolution in your LGA

We partner with councils across Australia to scale up home organics recovery.

Co-designed with councils, the Compost Revolution is a multi-award-winning program which educates and equips residents to cut their waste in half through home composting and worm farming. Ths platform is the only all-in-one education, infrastructure logistics and marketing program of its kind streamlining the process so that councils achieve waste and emissions reduction targets while saving money.

All you have to do is approve orders and we take care of the rest. The Compost Revolution comes with a suite of customisable tutorials, marketing materials and a free digital marketing program (Facebook/Google Adwords) to get the word out for you, an easy to use online ordering system and our bin-to-door delivery service which ensures hassle-free delivery direct to your residents' doors.

Now the biggest community of composters in Australia, we are proving that home composting can be a popular, powerful, and cost-effective keystone of any waste strategy.

We'd love to hear from you. Get in touch via email or call us on 02 8417 3018 to learn more about joining the Compost Revolution!

Your own custom, council-branded website

We provide you with a custom, council-branded Compost Revolution website with a unique URL and editable content, integrated tutorials, an e-commerce platform to receive orders, and a dashboard to monitor real-time data on uptake, diversion, CO2-e reduction, and landfill cost savings - everything you need to run an effective program. Here is what your residents will see.

Engaging online tutorials

Fun, engaging and effective online tutorials teach residents the best-practise fundamentals of how to compost and worm farm in 10-15 minutes. Designed with experts in the field, they ensure residents get the most out of their gear to turn their scraps into rich soil and fertiliser.

Convenient home delivery

We handle all delivery logistics via Australia Post, with sophisticated parcel tracking, email/SMS notifications and resident support, to ensure residents receive their equipment as soon as possible. Councils simply approve orders as they come through and we do the rest, saving councils time and money.

Seamless e-commerce

Secure e-commerce with adjustable prices so you can subsidise composting equipment for residents as much or as little as you like to suit your budget. All you need to do is approve orders as they come through and we take care of the rest!

Integrated digital marketing

Our paid and organic social media content and optimised Google Adwords ensure you reach residents – and diversion targets – quickly and at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. Our constantly monitored Facebook campaigns are able to recruit hundreds of households in a matter of weeks with the right call to action – and they’re included with every subscription.

Real-time analytics dashboard

Advanced reporting including a built-in dashboard so you can track and report results in real-time, including diversion from landfill, CO2-e emissions avoided, landfill cost savings, total residents composting, total residents engaged, and more to establish a firm business case for the program.

Annual survey on resident retention and feedback

Each year we conduct a comprehensive survey of participants to ensure we know exactly how we're doing. This data and much more - including resident motivations, program satisfaction, and other sustainability behaviour - is collated and provided as a report to councils so that you can better understand your residents and refine your approach to achieve even better results.

Engage your community in 7 languages

Inspire your CALD communities into action with 7 languages (English, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Arabic, Italian, and Greek). Residents can change languages anytime and see the full translated experience in participating council areas. See it in action here. We can even provide multilingual marketing materials or additional language translations on request!

  

You approve orders and we do the rest!

From getting word out to your residents to delivering their gear to keeping residents engaged, the Compost Revolution platform has been designed as an end-to-end solution for councils to scale up organics recovery.

Here's how it works:

  1. Council signs up and chooses which products and the percentage off RRP you would like to offer residents to incentivise uptake.
  2. We set up a custom council-branded website with unique URL for your revolution (& give you training and support).
  3. We spread the word among your residents with targeted outreadh through Facebook and Google to help drive uptake, and can assist your outreach efforts with engaging Compost Revolution marketing materials to maximise uptake by residents.
  4. Residents complete a fun online 10 minute tutorial and quiz to learn all they need to know about composting, worm farming or bokashi.
  5. They order and pay for their gear via our integrated e-commerce platform.
  6. Council approves every order, so you’re always in control of your budget. We take care of the rest, including home delivery, resident support, and invoicing!
  7. Then we keep resident engaged with composting and gardening tips, engaging social media, sustainable promotions, and events so they know they are part of a bigger sustainable community - and keep composting long into the future!

Most councils report cutting labour time and costs by 85% compared to the traditional rebate-based system, so no matter how succesful the program your workload remains the same.

  

The biggest community of composters in Australia

Food waste is an enormous issue. So enormous, in fact, that it would take the equivalent of 1.7 million adult elephants to match the weight of all the food waste Australians send to landfill every year. That's 4.5 million tonnes of recoverable material generating greenhouse gases in landfill instead of fueling our gardens as rich soil and fertiliser!

But this is changing. One worm at a time, we are showing that composting, worm farming, and bokashi fermentation are not only important activities to help our planet and our communities – but they are incredibly easy to do.

Fermenting food waste unrest on the balconies and in the backyards of homes across Australia, over the last 6 years the Compost Revolution has quickly grown to become the biggest movement of composters in Australia – and possibly the world. Incorporating innovative and cost-effective digital marketing techniques, we bring the education and joy of composting to more residents than is possible through traditional engagement techniques alone.

From quick online tutorials to streamlined access to council-discounted composting gear, the revolution has now recruited over 35,000 homes to recycle their food waste at home, diverting an astounding 40 tonnes of organic material from landfill every week. Here are some of our key impacts to date.

 

  • Over 35,000 households recruited across 52 councils areas to date
  • Over 130,000 residents have taken a tutorial, quiz, or begun composting through the program
  • Collectively diverting over 40 Tonnes of organic waste per week

 

Demonstrating just how popular composting can be, one of our Victorian councils recently recruited over 1,000 households in its first 6 months on the program! This was achieved through a combination of Compost Revolution's carefully crafted and strategically targeted Google and Facebook ads backed by traditional low-cost council communications techniques. These same households are now diverting 2.3 tonnes of food waste per week from landfill.

* As of 13 July, 2018

  

Partnering with councils across Australia

Albany + Plantagenet Councils
Blue Mountains City Council
Boroondara City Council
Burwood City Council
City of Greater Bendigo
City of Melbourne
Compost Revolution
Georges River Council (Hurstville)
Hawkesbury City Council
Hobsons Bay City Council
Hume City Council
Inner West Council
Knox City Council
Ku-ring-gai Council
Manningham Council
Maroondah City Council
Mosman Municipal Council
Nillumbik Shire Council
North Sydney Council
Parramatta City Council
Randwick City Council
Stonnington City Council
Strathfield Council
The Hills Shire Council
Townsville City Council
Waverley Council
Willoughby City Council
Woollahra Municipal Council
Wyndham City Council

Here's what councils are saying about the program:

"The Compost Revolution is a fantastic platform for residents who enjoy the convenience of online learning and delivery to their doors. Since our launch, over 800 households have completed the tutorial and the quiz, and we are still getting orders every day! The program is great for residents who have hectic timetables and are unable to attend face-to-face workshops. The Compost Revolution is a great fit, contributing to meet our holistic approach to community education and engagement."

Sarah Creer

Resource Recovery Education Officer, The Hills Shire Council

 

"Compost revolution has generated a lot of interest in home composting and raised the profile of waste minimisation within our local community. The service is easy to use, simple to administer and a worthwhile program for reducing waste to landfill."

Antonia Heward

Environmental and Waste Project Officer, Maroondah City Council

 

"We joined the Compost Revolution because we wanted to overhaul our home worm farming programme to include composting and reduce the workload associated with worm farm ordering and distribution. The system seamlessly handles all of the payment and order tracking which frees me up to work on our community outreach and other initiatives. Our residents love the fact they get a great quality product delivered to their door at a great price and we're delivering on our waste and carbon reduction targets – so I love it too!"

Donna Shiel

Waste Education Officer

Environment & Sustainability,  Wyndham City Council

 

"Our independently audited results are conclusive. We diverted 387 tonnes in 2012 with 800 tonnes projected for 2013 – while cost / tonne went way down. After just 2 years, it’s cheaper for us to backyard compost with residents than to truck food waste to landfill or AWT." 

JP Williamson 

Programme Manager, Compost Revolution

Waverley, Randwick and Woollahra Councils  

  

Flexible plans for every budget

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* product and delivery costs not included

Professional plan consists of yearly subscription fee ($2,390) + Bin to Door Service ($1,400). Premium plan consists of Professional plan + 6 Language Pack ($1,900) – Languages included: Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Italian, Greek, Vietnamese and Korean.

A further 10% discount is available for 2+ year subscriptions. All prices ex GST.