Composting & worm farms

Person turning over compost with a garden fork

Composting can save you money, improve your garden and reduce your impact on the environment.

Yarra Ranges Council is offering a rebate of up to $40 to residents who would like to purchase eligibile items for home composting. Find out more about our home composting rebate.

To learn more about composting and worm farms in your garden, join our Gardens for Harvest program.

Want to get started? Check out these composting & worm farm beginner guides.

For information on reducing your food waste visit Love Food Hate Waste.

What can be composted?

Common items to compost include:

  • Fruit peelings (avoid citrus)
  • Vegetable scraps
  • Tea bags
  • Vacuum cleaner dust
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds
  • Tissues
  • Bread
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Grass