Around 90% of greenhouse gas emissions from landfills are a result of decomposing organic material which could be diverted. Composting garden materials and food scraps diverts this organic matter from landfill. Compost Week

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Home composting is an economical and convenient alternative to bagging garden debris for disposal.  Composting, a form of 'natural' recycling, takes ordinary green and brown garden waste and transforms it into a superior soil amendment that improves the health of plants.  Compost enhances water absorption in the garden and is an attractive mulch that promotes weed and erosion control. Whether it's done in your backyard or in a large-scale, centralised facility, composting helps to keep the high volume of organic material out of landfill and turns it into a useful product.
What is Composting?
Composting is the natural breakdown by microbes of organic material to a dark, loose and 'earth-like' substance.
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Why Compost?
Garden and food wastes make up a large portion of the material thrown out in Australia. Much of this waste could have been avoided from landfills through simple composting methods.
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How to Compost
Common materials like chicken wire, bricks, and buckets are all it takes to begin a composting bin, or they can be purchased for as little as $20.
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Environmental Benefits of Composting
Using compost can reduce the need for water, fertilisers, and pesticides.
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