Composting and Reducing Food Waste

The average Whitehorse garbage bin is approximately 44% food waste. 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.

Majority of food waste is avoidable, by minimising food waste it will save your household money and reduce your impact on the environment.

Reduce Food Waste

The best way to reduce food waste is to not create it in the first place. Better planning, smarter shopping and smart food storage are simple actions you can take to reduce avoidable waste.

Find out more at Love Food Hate Waste.

Help To Get You Composting

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


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Composting is a natural process that is easy, inexpensive and great for the garden. There are many methods of composting, what may be suitable for you depends the space you have, the waste you have and how much time and money you want to invest. 

We offer a $50 rebate when you purchase composting products over $50. Simply keep your receipt and submit a Composting Rebate form ( PDF 558.14KB). Claims need to be made within 12 months of purchase, only one claim per household. Businesses, education providers and community groups can claim up to $150.