The City of Mount Gambier has joined the Compost Revolution, an online platform encouraging Australians to turn food scraps into soil and fertiliser. City residents can cut their waste in half and reduce their carbon footprint just by composting at home.
In partnership with the Compost Revolution, Council is offering residents free online training and discounted composting kits to recycle their food scraps at home instead of sending them to landfill.
“According to our last household waste audit, more than 44 per cent of Mount Gambier’s rubbish bins consist of compostable waste and most of that is food waste,” City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard said.
“This represents a significant cost to the community and a lost opportunity to recover valuable organic nutrients that can be used to green our gardens and farms.”
Council hopes at least 180 households will engage with the program offering all city residents 50 per cent off a compost bin, compost tumbler, worm farm or bokashi bin.
“Composting, worm farming, and bokashi fermentation are positively exploding as more and more people discover how easy it is to make a big difference for the environment while creating their own soil and fertiliser at home,” Compost Revolution Apps CEO David Gravina said.
“Composting is something all of us can do to turn a problem into a valuable resource while doing our bit for the planet.”
For more information about the program, the products on offer and a step-by-step online tutorial, visit the Compost Revolution website www.compostrevolution.com.au
“Purchases are limited to one per address in order for as many Mount Gambier residents to be involved as possible. The offer is for a limited time only, so residents are encouraged to get in quick to secure their discounted composting product,” Mr Izzard said.
Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean on 8721 2401 or firstname.lastname@example.org