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Put your bin on a diet – compost!

Over 50% of our general waste wheelie bins are made up of organics and garden clippings.  Instead of going to landfill, your organics and garden clippings could be put to better use in your garden as compost or mulch. 

By using compost or mulch you can improve the soil quality, help soil retain moisture, and reduce the need for chemical fertilisers.  

What to add to a compost bin/heap:
  • Vegetable and food scraps
  • Leaves
  • Tea bags and coffee grounds
  • Vacuum cleaner dust
  • Dead flowers
  • Egg shells
  • Grass cuttings (layers)
  • Shredded paper
  • Used potting mix
What not to put in your compost bin:
  • Meat
  • Dairy products
  • Diseased plants
  • Animal manures
  • Magazines
  • Large branches
  • chemicals

Thinking of starting your own compost? Have some fun with it!

Download our Party Planner's Guide to Composting(PDF, 4MB) and send your Join the compost conga line form(PDF, 837KB) to enquiries@rrc.qld.gov.au to receive composting information and future workshop dates.

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