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Make your own compost

You will need:

  • A spade or shovel
  • Dry grass or straw
  • Leftover food waste and garden clippings


1. Dig a pit in the corner of your garden

2. Line it with the dry grass or straw

3. Place in biodegradeable waste such as foodstuff and garden clippings

4. Cover with a thin layer of soil

5. Water once/twice a week to keep it moist to help the soil bacteria break the compost down

6. Every 2 weeks turn over the contents of the pit. This adds oxygen to help decomposition

7. Add more biodegradeable waste and soil as needed

8. After 3 - 4 months the compost manure will be ready to use on your garden

A lot of biodegradeable household waste goes to landfill.

Composting reduces the rubbish thrown away and can be used in the garden, a great organic fertiliser!
Find out more about composting from the QLD EPA 

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