Strathfield Council Joins the Compost Revolution

Thursday, 31st May, 2018

For immediate release

31 May 2018

 

 

Strathfield residents will soon be able to cut their household waste in half with access to discounted worm farms and compost bins!

 

From Monday 4 June, Strathfield Council will be offering our residents free online training and discounted composting kits to recycle their food scraps at home instead of sending them to landfill. All residents are eligible to receive 50% off the recommended retail price and free delivery of compost bins, worm farms, and bokashi bins. Council hopes to engage at least 250 households in the first year.

 

“According to our last household waste audit, 58% of Strathfield Council resident’s red bins consist of compostable waste,” said Mayor Gulian Vaccari. “This represents a significant cost to Council and a lost opportunity to recover valuable organic nutrients that can be used to green our gardens and pot plants.”

 

“Composting, worm farming, and bokashi fermentation are positively exploding as more and more people discover how easy it is to make a big difference for the environment while creating their own soil and fertiliser at home,” said David Gravina, CEO of Revolution Apps, which operates the Compost Revolution. “Composting is something all of us can do to turn a problem into a valuable resource while doing our bit for the planet.”

 

For more information or to join the Compost Revolution visit www.compostrevolution.com.au

 

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Naomi Searle

Strathfield Council

9748 9992 or 0437 669 207

naomi.searle@strathfield.nsw.gov.au

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