Join the Composting Community

Over 40% of the garbage in Hume’s red bin is food and garden scraps . These scraps end up in landfill where they create harmful greenhouse gases and pollute our environment. There’s a better way!


Cut it out

Reduce food waste

Did you know that the average Victorian household throws away over $2,000 worth of wasted food per year? You can save money and the environment by taking some simple steps like planning your meals and making a shopping list, storing your food well and using your leftovers to create delicious new meals. 

Visit Love Food Hate Waste and Food Know How for handy resources and to learn more about how you can save food and money.

Break it down

Composting and worm farming

You can turn your food scraps into nutrient rich compost for your garden.

Council has partnered with Compost Community a free education program to make it easy for you to recycle your food waste.

Hume residents can access a 70% discount on compost bins, worm farms and bokashi systems.

To access discounted prices, all you have to do is:

  1. Join Compost Community
  2. Learn what composting system is best for you
  3. Order your product and sit back and wait for it to be delivered for free


Discounted products are only available to Hume residents (home owners and renters). One composting system is available per household.

A limited number of products and discounts are available per year. This offer will be unavailable when this number is reached.

To learn more about composting and worm farming visit the how to guide.


Updated : 4:34 PM, 17 March 2020

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