Project summaries - 2013 Organics Infrastructure Stream 4

2013 Organics Infrastructure - Stream 4
OrganisationProject titleAmount $
Holroyd Council Gardens for balconies and backyards - healthy compost and worm farms

37,800

Singleton Council Singleton waterwise compost gardens

109,207

Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC) ROCovering organics - organics recovery across the SSROC region

998,555

The Hills Shire Council The Hills Shire Council compost revolution

82,740

4 projects

TOTAL

$1,228,302

Holroyd Council

Gardens for balconies and backyards - healthy compost and worm farms
$37,800

Holroyd City Council will engage culturally and linguistically diverse community groups and residents in a ‘Gardening for balconies and backyards - healthy living in Holroyd’ program. Participants will learn how to use a range of on-site waste reduction equipment, including worm farms, compost bins and bokashi systems; with a particular emphasis on food waste reduction and organics recycling for multi-unit dwellings. The program will link people to local community gardening projects as well as enhancing skills and capacity for residents to grow their own produce at home.

Singleton Council

Singleton waterwise compost gardens
$109,207

The Singleton Council Waterwise compost gardens program will provide informative workshops and 1,500 compost tumblers to participating households to reduce everyday organic waste from homes by at least 50 percent. This program is an integral part of organics waste management expressed in the Singleton Waste Strategy 2013-2033 and links to a large number of initiatives aimed at providing the community with the tools necessary to reduce their waste, conserve water and establish sustainable home gardens. Council’s 2011 waste bin audit showed that food and greenwaste constitutes 53.4 percent of all waste in kerbside bins, reducing this waste by 50 percent will divert more than 10,000 tonnes from landfill.

Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils (SSROC)

ROCovering organics - organics recovery across the SSROC region
$998,555

This three year regional project provides opportunity to reduce and recover household organic waste across the 13 Southern Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils member councils. A multi-lingual, online interactive platform will be supplemented by face to face training to help 14,500 residents avoid food waste and gain the skills and equipment to home compost or worm farm.

The Hills Shire Council

The Hills Shire Council compost revolution
$82,740

Hills Shire Council will partner with the Compost Revolution to provide an online platform to deliver education, worm farms and compost bins to residents. This project specifically supports the Hills Kitchen Rocks food waste avoidance program by providing information on how to manage the non-avoidable food waste. The aim is to support 1400 residents over a one year period to gain the skills and equipment to home compost or worm farm.

Page last updated: 12 September 2014