1 September - 30 September at participating retailers*


Composting and Worm Farms


Since 2009, Council has run the Compost Bin and Worm Farm Subsidy Program where residents are given a 50% rebate on the price of any compost bin (up to $30) or worm farm (up to $50) purchased at participating retailers located within the Shire. There is a limit of one bin per household.

This year, the program commences on Friday 1st September and runs until Saturday 30 September 2017 or until voucher funds are expended.

To claim your rebate, please follow the steps below:

  1. Download the 'Application Form - Compost Bin and Work Farm Subsidy Voucher' from the 'File Downloads' section at the bottom of this page.
  2. Purchase your compost bin or worm farm from a participating retailer. (see below)
  3. Have the Compost Bin and Worm Farm Subsidy Voucher stamped by the retailer.
  4. Return the completed voucher within seven days of purchase, along with proof of residency (copy of driver's licence or rates notice), and a copy of the receipt. See below for details on how to return your voucher.
  5. The rebate will be deposited into the bank account details provided on the voucher.

The participating retailers are:

  • Broadford Timber and Hardware
  • Kilmore Mitre 10
  • Pretty Sally Home and Garden
  • Seymour Timber and Hardware
  • Wyndywood Worm Farms - Kilmore

The voucher and receipt need to be returned to Council's Waste Projects Officer, Mitchell Shire Council, 113 High Street, Broadford 3658 or emailed to within seven days of purchase. 

Love Food, Hate Waste

The 'Love Food, Hate Waste' campaign aims to raise awareness about avoidable food waste from Victorian households.

Reducing food waste benefits our environment and can also save households money - Victorian households estimate that they throw away up to $2200 a year in wasted food (Sustainability Victoria, 2014).

Visit the Love Food, Hate Waste Website to find out great ways to reduce food waste and reduce the amount going to compost or landfill.


Nearly half the waste that goes into the average garbage bin can be composted. Composting benefits the environment; decreases the costs of disposal and conditions the soil. Composting is a simple, cheap and hygienic method of converting kitchen and garden wastes into clean smelling materials for use on the garden as a soil conditioner or surface mulch.

Worm Farming

Keeping a worm farm is an easy way to cut down on waste to landfill, with the added bonus of creating a fantastic organic fertiliser for your garden. The best thing about a worm farm is that you can keep it anywhere - they can be kept inside, on the balcony or even in the garage.

Worm farms can be bought from most hardware garden centres and hardware stores or you can build your own using an old bath, trough or box.

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