According to 2022 waste audits, the average Whitehorse garbage bin contains approximately 47% of food waste and approximately 50% organic waste, which is a valuable resource being sent to landfill.
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.
Not only is it great for the environment, you will be saving money. The average household in Victoria throws away $2,136 a year in wasted food!
Find out more via Sustainability Victoria's website.
Composting is a natural process that is easy, inexpensive and great for the garden. The perfect system for you depends on the space you have, the type and volume of waste you produce and how much time and money you want to invest.
We have teamed up with Compost Revolution - an award-winning platform to support our community to compost. The platform provides an easy way to purchase discounted composting products online with easy to follow tutorials, and customer support to help you with all of your questions along the way.
Whitehorse residents, schools, community groups and businesses are eligible for discounts up to 70% off select compost systems and accessories plus free delivery through Compost Revolution (limited time).
See below for further details on eligibility and how to order your composting system.