International Composting Awareness Week

2018 International Composting Awareness Week (ICAW) is being held from 6 - 12 May 2018.

Rescue your green waste!

Did you know that organics represent the largest fraction in a household rubbish bin? 1.

Green waste is any vegetation that is cleared or unwanted on a property. This includes lawn clippings, leaves, cuttings, and branches, etc.

Green waste contains vital nutrients that plants absorb through the soil. When green waste is landfilled these nutrients are lost, and greenhouse gas emissions are increased.

Instead, nutrients from green waste can be saved to re-fertilise the soil, and a composting system can easily be set up in your backyard to nourish your lawn and garden. Here's how!

Free composting workshops

In celebration of ICAW, three (3) composting workshops are free for residents on Saturday, 12 May 2018.

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Free recycling workshop

Unleash your creative side and join other residents in reusing and repurposing pre-loved items to make useful and artistic projects at the Dakabin Treasure Market on Saturday 12 May from 10.00am.

Free mulch and mulch loading

Residents are encouraged to pick up free mulch for your gardens and have us load your ute or trailer for free.

Collect free mulch loaded at the following Council Waste Facilities from 9.00am - 12.00noon on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 May:

Free mulch is available for residents to load themselves at most Council Waste Facilities during opening hours, excluding Dayboro, Mt Nebo, and Samford.


2012 Hyder - Food and Garden Organics, Best practice collection manual; Report for Dept of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities: Up to 60% of the household waste we throw away each week is food and garden organics.

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