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Composting and worm farming

Setting up your own composting system or worm farm is a great way to recycle your food waste into fertiliser, and soil conditioner for your garden.

And since the average garbage bin contains around 56 per cent organic waste (nearly 5kg per week), you’ll be throwing a lot less in your garbage bin too.

Read about the different systems below to find out which one will work best for you.

Learn how it works

If you are new to worm farming or composting and want to learn more about how they work, watch the videos below and download our fact sheets for further information.

Costa and Gardening Australia provide some great tips on getting started with composting and worm farming. It's a great way to involve the children in the yard too.


The First Steps to Composting - with Costa Georgiadis

Maintaining a Compost - with Costa Georgiadis

Worm Farming

What's the deal with worm farming? - with Costa Georgiadis

Three easy ways to build a worm farm - with Gardening Australia

Fact Sheets and fun activities for the kids

See below a bunch of fact sheets and fun activities for kids to do to learn more about worm farms and composting, so they can get out and about to help you in your backyard.

Come along to one of our free workshops at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living, you can contact the Centre on 02 4647 9828 to book a place or find out more.

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