Composting at home

Composting is a natural process where bacteria and fungi breakdown organic matter into a nutrient rich substance that can be used in the garden to improve soil quality.

With approximately 50 per cent of everyday food waste going into a general waste bin, we encourage residents to instead compost food scraps and garden waste where possible and help reduce to amount of waste going to landfill. 

What can be composted?

  • Vegetable and fruit scraps (onion only in small amounts)
  • Tea leaves and plastic-free tea bags
  • Ground coffee
  • Shredded paper or cardboard
  • Garden waste, leaves and twigs
  • Crushed eggshells 
  • Chicken manure.

What not to compost:

  • Pet manure
  • Cooking fat
  • Meat and meat products
  • Weeds with seeds
  • Treated timber
  • Bones.

Composting brochure