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Published Thursday 26 September 2019
Tags:General, Media Release

Claim your worm farm and compost subsidy this October

If you’ve been wanting to try your hand at worm farming at home, now is the time to make it happen.

Mitchell Shire Council is hosting a Worm Farming workshop on Saturday 5 October, to help residents learn how to set up and maintain a worm farm at home.

And it’s great timing too, because for the month of October, Council is offering a Worm Farm and Compost Bin Subsidy, where you can claim up to 50 per cent back for any worm farm or compost bin purchased at one of our participating retailers in Broadford, Kilmore, Seymour and Wallan (capped at $50 for worm farms and $30 for compost bins).

To claim the Worm farm and Compost bin subsidy offer, simply download a claim form from our website or pick up one from a participating retailer, purchase your compost bin or worm farm, then send your claim to Council within seven days for your rebate.

Participating retailers include:

  • Broadford - Broadford Timber and Hardware
  • Kilmore - Kilmore Mitre 10
  • Seymour - Seymour Timber and Hardware
  • Wallan - Pretty Sally Home and Garden

The workshop will be held from 10am to 12pm at the Broadford Living and Learning Centre, and bookings are essential as places are limited. Book your spot below or call the Broadford Living and Learning Centre on 03 5784 4600.

Quotes attributable to Mitchell Shire Mayor Councillor Bill Chisholm

“The workshop is a chance for new worm farmers to ask questions and get some guidance to help them set up and maintain a worm farm,” he said.

“Worm farms are an excellent way to reduce the amount of organic material you place in your garbage bin and using one can help to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

“Organic household waste in landfill emits methane, one of the worst greenhouse gases. Worm farms are an easy low maintenance way to turn your kitchen scraps into a rich fertiliser which your garden will love.

“Worm forms are a great way to put your kitchen food scraps and home garden waste to good use, rather than throwing them in your garbage bin, and they produce a great product for their garden at the same time.

“We want to see the whole Mitchell community get behind the War on Waste, and this is a practical way for households to do their bit and make a difference.”

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