Food Waste and Composting

Australian households dispose of thousands of dollars of food each year. Discover some sustainable ways of disposing of food waste.


Food Composting and Educational Sites

Food Wise

Food Wise provides some amazing tips, tricks and information about reducing food waste. Food Wise provides information on seasonal foods, composting, fair trade and more.

If you find you don't know what to do with left over food, Food Wise also houses some amazing recipes to use up your leftover foods. The food finder allows you to tag the ingredients that you have left over and generates some great recipe ideas. To find recipes go to the Food Wise website.


Yates Composting Ideas

Yates provides some great tips to creating compost heaps at home.

Benefits of composting can include:

  • Improving soil quality
  • Suppressing plant diseases and pests
  • Reducing amount of organic waste going to landfill
  • Helps soil retain moisture
  • Help absorb and filter runoff

to find out more about composting, head to the Yates website.


Wollondilly Shire Council Education

Compost heaps are a great way to reuse lawn clippings and prunings, and when mixed with vegetable scraps and other organics can make a nutrient rich potting mix and mulch that can be used around your garden.

Compost bins are available through Wollondilly Shire Council and can be purchased from the front counter of Councils Administration Building 62-64 Menangle Street Picton. Worm Farms are also available at Council.

Please contact council on (02) 4677 1100 or for costs.


Download our Easy Home Composting Guide to find out about:

  • Composting
  • Mulching
  • Worm Farming
  • Natural Cleaning


NSW EPA- Love Food Communities

The Love Food Hate Waste initiative by the NSW Government aims to educate homes and businesses on why we need to reduce waste and how we can achieve this.

To find out how to reduce food waste in the home, visit the Love Food Hate Waste page.