Composting and Worm Farms

Noosa Council encourages residents to reduce organic waste through composting and worm farming.

The products produced provide a great natural fertiliser for gardens. Using compost in your garden is one of the best ways to put nutrients back into the soil. Rich soil increases yield, improves plant health and reduces the need for artificial fertilisers.

Composting and worm farming can assist in reducing organic waste to landfill, which helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Composting and worm farming can fun be for all ages. This video series provides more information for children and parents.

Compost, Worm Farms and Everything in Between


Composting and worm farming at home

  • Kitchen scraps and garden waste can account for almost half of the domestic rubbish a household produces. Most of this material can be composted, reducing the amount of rubbish thrown away and easing the strain on landfill.
  • Using grass cuttings on the garden as mulch will save water, fertiliser and money.
  • Residents can reduce their waste to landfill through careful meal planning and shopping. One-third of the food bought on the Sunshine Coast is wasted.
  • Composting and worm farming are two simple ways to minimise waste.
  • Composting also creates a nutrient-rich soil conditioner that can be reused in the garden. It can provide nutrition for plants, flowers and vegetables and helps to prevent moisture loss when used as a surface mulch.
  • Worm farming is a way to recycle organic materials like kitchen scraps. Compost worms are nature's own recyclers, converting kitchen scraps and garden waste for free, while also creating nutrient-rich plant food perfect for the garden or potted plants.

Read more about composting and worm farming in council's Organic Recycling Factsheet [668KB]