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.

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 the Sustainability Victoria website.

Council offers rebates to residents who have recently purchased equipment for composting at home (e.g. worm farms, composting worms, compost bins, bokashi buckets).  Find out more about the compost rebate.

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
  • Dog and cat poo
  • Kitty litter