Council’s compost bin subsidy a big hit with residents

Date published: 30 May 2018

Townsville residents have snapped up almost 500 half-price compost bins in less than a month – and anyone still interested better get in quick while stocks last.

The deal is being made available through a partnership between Townsville City Council and Compost Revolution, and it offers a limited number of half-price compost bins and worm farms to Townsville locals.

Townsville Water and Waste Committee Chair Councillor Paul Jacob said the program delivered on another promise to make the city more clean and green.

“It is fantastic locals are investing in their gardens and making a conscious effort to do their part for the environment by composting,” Cr Jacob said.

“The half-price compost bins have received such a great response we extended the funding so that more residents get one.”

“The response from locals has been overwhelming and the half-price compost bins and worm farms are going fast.”

Councillor Jacob said the initiative would help locals make an effort to cut down on their waste and carbon footprint.

“Composting saves food waste ending up in landfill and that food waste is turned into useful products like fertiliser for our lawns and plants,” Cr Jacob said.

“Up to three per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions comes from organic matter like food scraps rotting in landfill.

“Composting helps encourage residents to be sustainable and improve the health of their gardens.”

For more information on how you can save up to 50 per cent on a compost bin or worm farm visit the Compost Revolution website.