About the online tutorial

Who is the tutorial for?

The tutorial is for all residents in the North Sydney local government area.

What is the tutorial about?

The tutorial is designed to give you a basic understanding of how to compost or wormfarm effectively. It does not go into the science of compost or any gardening information. North Sydney Council also regularly organise free compost and wormfarm workshops which are a great hands-on option if you want to learn about it in more detail. To find out about upcoming workshops visit www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/greenevents

What do I need to do to get my discounted compost bin or wormfarm?

First off, you must be a resident of North Sydney.  Once you complete the quiz with a score of 100% you will be asked to register your name, address and e-mail and you will receive a confirmation e-mail with details on how to get your discounted compost bin or worm farm. This e-mail will be vaild for two months afterwhich you will need to re-do the quiz. Please note there is only one compost bin and/or wormfarm per household.

What is the discounted cost of my compost bin or worm farm ? 

You will receive a discount of up to 50% off the full price of a compost bin or worm farm.

What if I fail the quiz?

You can attempt the quiz as many times as you need to pass, and you can return to the tutorial to help with the answers.

Is anything else required of me if I "Join the Compost Revolution"?

We encourage everyone who registers to tick the box to "Join the Compost Revolution". This does not mean you will be committed to anything else but you will be able to get more support and be invited to events and workshops that are related to composting, organic gardening, cooking and food sustainability. The Compost Revolution is also about building community and supporting neighbourhood garden projects so you will be invited to social events and get-togethers.

Can more than one person in my household do the tutorial?

Multiple people in a household can do the tutorial and quiz multiple times, however only one person in a household can register to receive a discounted compost bin and/or wormfarm.

Can I do both wormfarming and composting?

Yes! Doing both in a home can work well and you can do both the compost and wormfarming tutorial and quiz to learn how to do this. However, you must successfully pass both wormfarming and composting tutorials to qualify for the discounted compost and/or wormfarms.

If you would like to learn about composting and worm farming, we suggest you come to a workshop in person. Visit www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/greenevents  to find out about upcoming workshops.

I live in an apartment with no balcony or garden space what are my options?

You can locate your wormfarm in a garage or even a bathroom or kitchen. You will need to empty your worm liquid and worm castings (worm poo) occasionally and use this in pot plants, give to a neighbour or friend, or find a nearby park or community garden to donate them to.

I don't need a new bin but I want to be part of the Compost Revolution, is this possible?

Yes, complete the quiz and register by ticking the box to receive the updates. You will also be invited to Compost Revolution events and programs.

I already know how to compost do I need to do the tutorial to get a discounted bin?

You don't need to do the tutorial but you do need to do the quiz to register for your discounted compost bin or wormfarm. The tutorial is quick and easy and you can do it at your own pace.

What type of compost bins or wormfarms do we get?

You have a choice from a wide range of products. Visit the product page to view them all.

Do I receive worms with my wormfarm?

Yes, they can be purchased with your wormfarm.

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, 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 average bin in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney consists of 46 per cent 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.

North Sydney Council

North Sydney Council has joined the Compost Revolution, an online tutorial program which teaches you through a step by step process, how to compost or worm farm. North Sydney residents who complete the tutorial and pass the quiz can order for a compost bin or worm farmat 50% off the retail price delivered to your door.

Composting and worm farming are key ways you can make a difference by reducing your food waste and turning it into a rich source of nutrients to use in your garden. Council will continue to provide composting and worm farming workshops for residents that prefer to attend workshops in person or would like to refresh their knowledge.

Together we can preserve the beauty of our local area and foster inspiration for a sustainable future. For more information and workshops visit www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/greenevents, and sign up to our enewsletter for your monthly dose of green tips.

Contact Us

If you would like more infomation, visit http://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Waste_Environment/Waste_Recycling or call Council 9936 8100.