Community Compost giveaway hailed as success

Lui Zacher
September 17, 2022 / 1:17 am

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Close to 100 locals scored themselves a bucket or ‘barrow full of free compost as part of a City of Greater Geelong initiatve. 

The city turns 35,000 tonnes of garden bin collections in to high quality compost.

Compost can be purchased any time from locations on Lara, Moolap, Wallington and Torquay, but occasionally the City will offer up compost for free.

A facillity in Anakie uses “open-windrow technology” to transform the garden waste into humus rich compost with stabilised nutriants

Watch the process below


The compost is also used in city parks and local farms.

Purchase Better Geelong Compost from the following suppliers: 

  • Elcho Garden Supplies, 180 Elcho Road, Lara
  • The Mulch Centre, 72-80 Buckley Grove, Moolap
  • Wallington’s Water Rural Garden, 370 Grubb Road, Wallington
  • South Point Garden Supplies, 15 Boneyards Avenue, Torquay

Or subscribe to the Council’s “Rethink your rubbish” newsletter, on their website, to get an alert for the next free giveaway

 Images: Supplied