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  • Tuesday 28 April 2009

Composting Week, 1 – 9 May

Sunshine Coast Council is supporting national composting week, 1 – 9 May, with worm farm workshops, and compost library displays across the Coast.

Workshops are already fully booked, but residents can still get information from library displays during composting week and council’s website.

Cr Jones said that composting and worm farming is easy, cost effective, and a great way to get the whole family involved in reducing household greenhouse gas emissions.

“Kitchen scraps and garden waste can account for up to 37 per cent of domestic rubbish and as Queensland is one of Australia’s biggest waste generators, composting is something every one can do to help the environment,” Cr Jones said.

“Council sells compost bins at a discounted price or you can make your own from things you already have lying around. Even without a garden, you can still keep a worm farm on a patio or deck, they don’t smell, don’t take up much room and the worm castings will do wonders for your pot plants.

“We need to get serious as a council and a community about the importance of reducing waste to landfill, composting is such a manageable way to do this.

“The Waste Strategy Taskforce has placed organics as a high priority and will be looking at ways to make organic recycling easier for households and businesses on the Coast.

“On 30 April, an Organics Conference, sponsored by the Waste Strategy Taskforce, in partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast and SEQ Catchments, will kick start composting week. The conference will be held at the Innovation Centre, Sippy Downs.”