Worm Farming & Composting
Worm farming and composting are easy ways to create good garden soil and fertiliser, and can be used as tools for decreasing our waste.
Approximately half of the waste going into the household waste stream each week is organic compostable waste (food waste and garden waste), making worm farming and composting an effective and beneficial method of reducing waste going into landfill.
Benefits of worm farming and composting
There are many benefits of recycling organic waste at home, including:
- Reducing the amount of waste going to landfill;
- Reducing the production of greenhouse gases that contribute to the enhanced greenhouse effect;
- Recycling organic waste from kitchen and garden into free organic fertiliser;
- Returning essential minerals and nourishment to soil;
- Converting waste into nutrients;
- Improving soil water holding capacity, soil structure and increases aeration of soil; and
- Helping to break up heavy clay soil.
For further tips on organic recycling and details on what you can feed your worm farm and compost, please refer to Council's fact sheet on Organics below.