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 landfills. 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 landfills. It also reduces our impact on Climate Change because food waste releases harmful greenhouse gases as it breaks down in landfills.
Revolution Apps, a 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.
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 landfills. 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this website for?
Residents of City of Newcastle 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 3 tutorials, one for each composting, worm farming, and bokash bins. The tutorials are a fun way to get skilled up on all the practical skills you need to recycle your food scraps through these 3 methods.
What do I need to do to get my discounted compost bin or wormfarm?
- You must be a resident of the City of Newcastle to be eligible.
- Choose your composting gear.
- Confirm your order and pay using a credit card on our secure web form.
* Please note that each household is only eligible for one order only. If more than order is placed, only the first order will be approved unless specified.
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 of me if I "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?
Anyone in your household can do the tutorial and quiz multiple times.
Can I do bokashi, wormfarming and composting?
Running a combination of systems can work well as each have their advantages. However, each household is eligible for 1 discounted product through the Compost Revolution program. If you want a second product, you can still access great discounts via The Compost Revolution Australia-wide site here.
I live in an apartment with no balcony or garden space what are my options?
You can keep a worm farm or bokashi bin on your balcony, in your garage, bathroom or kitchen. Use the fertiliser and worm castings you produce for your pot plants or give them to a neighbour, friend or 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.
Can I join the Compost Revolution if I don't need a new compost bin or worm farm?
Sure thing! Just register your details by emailing [email protected].
I already know how to compost, do I need to do the tutorial to recieve my discount?
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!).
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.