Hobsons Bay Compost Revolution program expanded

By Molly Magennis

Hobsons Bay council is expanding its Compost Revolution program, giving residents more options to be as sustainable as possible.

Residents will now be able to choose from six different composting products, and claim up to 50 per cent discount with free delivery until February 28, 2022.

One of the new subsidised products includes the Green Cone Solar Composter, which is a food composter that is almost maintenance free once set up. Residents can add food waste to the composter and it will decompose the material into the surrounding soil.

A large worm farm will also be subsidised. The ‘Hungry Bin Worm Farm’ can process up to two kilograms of food waste per day.

Mayor Peter Hemphill said allowing residents to have more options will help council’s aim to divert as much waste as possible from landfill.

“With the changes in food and garden waste collection frequencies, we need to find ways to support those in our community who are still as committed as us to dispose of their waste in the most sustainable way possible,” he said.

“By composting at home, households can enjoy the benefits of producing their own nutrient-rich material and natural fertiliser.”

One discount and free delivery is available per household. Residents that have used a discount and free delivery this financial year are ineligible.

Details: www.hobsonsbay.vic.gov.au/compost