Home Composting Program

Brimbank's Home Composting Program

Victorian households throw out about 250,000 tonnes of food each year. Food in landfill breaks down anaerobically (without air) and produces greenhouse gases, which contribute to climate change.

Composting is something we all can do to minimise waste going to landfill and help make a big difference for the environment. Every household that composts diverts an average 3kg of food waste per week from landfill, or approximately 156kg per household per year.

Composting at home is a great way to cut your waste in half, reduce your carbon footprint, and make rich soil and fertiliser to grow healthy gardens.


Brimbank’s home composting program is available to Brimbank home owners and renters.

There's a limit of

  • one (1) rebate per household. 
  • 300 households per financial year, on a first come, first served basis.

Ways to get your compost rebate

Order your compost bin or worm farm

Go to Compost Revolution and order your discounted compost bin, which is already below recommended retail price! New to composting or worm farming? Watch a tutorial or worm farming tutorial and test your knowledge by completing the Compost Revolution quiz.

For more information on the Home Composting Program, please contact environment@brimbank.vic.gov.au or call us on 9249 4000.

Don’t have the space to compost?

Visit ShareWaste to find a Brimbank local who accepts and composts food scraps. Or you can become a host and support your neighbours to divert food waste from landfill.

Minimise your waste

The best way to manage food waste is to minimise the amount that becomes waste in the first place. You can do this by only buying what you need and using everything you’ve got.

For tips about how to avoid food waste at home visit Sustainability Victoria.

More information

Visit Compost Revolution. The Home Composting Program is about building community and supporting residents to close the loop on food waste and care for the environment. Sign up to get monthly environment event updates including our quarterly environment newsletter.