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 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 at home. 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 to receive a discount of up to 80% and free delivery on a compost, worm farm or bokashi bin of your choice. Limit one per household and subject to budget availability.
See below for further details on eligibility and how to order your composting system.