Scraps to Soil is a new home composting & worm farming workshop program that teaches you how to compost in your home and turn your kitchen and garden scraps into amazing food for your garden and soil!

The workshops will cover the basics of getting started with composting and worm farming at home and teach you how to create rich compost to make your garden grow!

You will learn about the value of composting, setting up, managing and maintaining your new compost bin or worm farm, ingredients and how to use compost products as well as troubleshooting, so you are ready to create your fantastic compost at home.

Your $20 registration fee includes workshop attendance, and you can choose either one of the two options below so you can get started at home:

Scraps to Soil Workshop Crew - Tuncurry

Happy workshop participants

scraps to soils workshop information

  1. NOTE: Fees are non-refundable
  2. Please select EITHER a Compost Bin & Aerator OR a Worm Farm & Worms when you register for the workshop, (shown below).
  3. You MUST register 2 weeks before the workshop for your equipment to be available on the day; if you register less than 2 weeks before there will be a delay, (Limit of 2 pieces of equipment per household.)
  4. All products are provided by Tumbleweed and are made from 100% recycled material.
  5. Please note for the equipment to arrive in time for the workshop you must book in 2 weeks before the date of the workshop



Short on time? Compost at home

If you’re unable to make a face-to-face workshop, you can still learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich compost for your garden.

A handy Scraps to Soil composting and worm farming guide for you can be downloaded from here.

And best of all, when you take the free online composting tutorial, you’ll be eligible to claim a dome compost bin and aerator for just $20.

Click here to find out more.* Exclusive to residents in the MidCoast Council area. Limit one claim per household.

Re-imagine Waste is part of MidCoast Council’s commitment to reducing the amount of waste going to landfill

Why compost?

Each year in NSW we produce approximately 400 kilograms of waste per person and two-thirds of this is organic (food scraps, plants and other matter). Food scraps and other organic matter dumped in landfill create methane which is a powerful greenhouse gas. Wasted food also wastes the energy, water, resources, transport and money to produce and transport the food.

What you can do:

      • Visit the Love Food Hate Waste website to get some great tips on reducing food waste in your home
      • Composting and/or worm farming at home, enabling you to create a valuable fertiliser resource (and can help us successfully grow our food) out of something we would otherwise throw away
      • Put compostable scraps in your green bin in the following council areas:
        • Coffs Harbour
        • Bellingen
        • Nambucca
        • Kempsey
        • Port Macquarie


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MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

Link to Kempsey Shire Council Website
Coffs Harbour Council - link to website
Port Macquarie Hastings Council link to website
MidCoast Council link to website
Bellingen Shire Council link to website
Nambucca Shire Council link to website
This program is supported by the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.
NSW Environment Protection Authority