Composting and Foodwaste

The average Whitehorse garbage bin is approximately 44% foodwaste. If you include garden organic waste this adds up to 60%.

Food that ends up in landfill breaks down to create greenhouse gases, including methane, which affect air quality and contribute to climate change more than carbon dioxide.

There are many ways to help reduce foodwaste including:

  • Menu and food shopping planning
  • Good food storage
  • Using leftovers
  • Using home composting and wormfarming

Smart Shopping

 

Smart Food Storage

 

Getting Started With Composting

 

Help To Get You Home Composting

We offer a $50 rebate when you purchase home composting products over $50*. 

Simply keep your receipt and submit a form below.

 

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*Claims need to be made within 12 months of purchase, only one claim per household or up to 3 for eligible community groups.