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.
Willoughby City Council
The average Willoughby City Council red lid garbage bin consists of 46% food scraps. When these are transported to landfill they rot under anaerobic conditions to form harmful greenhouse gases. Home composting or wormfarming is an easy, fun and important way of reducing the volume of these materials going to landfill, cutting down on the associated greenhouse gases and returning valuable nutrients to the soil. By increasing the number of households that compost in our area we can reduce our ecological footprint and improve our local environment and community. The Compost Revolution includes the following components:
- half price compost bins or wormfarm for residents of Willoughby City Council who complete the on-line tutorial or attend a FREE composting and wormfarming workshop.
- Workshops on related themes such as organic gardening & cooking to avoid food waste.
- Q&A section on www.reduceyourfootprint.com.au for people to ask (and answer) questions or for support for composting projects.
- Events to celebrate community action, network and socialise.
To learn more about the Compost Revolution, visit the Compost Revolution project page.
For assistance of any questions about composting, wormfarming or the environment, contact Willoughby City Council's Waste Project's Officer using the details below.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (02) 9777 7674