Learn how to compost and create your own worm farm

Keep vegetable scraps out of landfill by creating your own compost bin or worm farm. Picture: RUTH HARTNUP
Keep vegetable scraps out of landfill by creating your own compost bin or worm farm. Picture: RUTH HARTNUP

Composting is one of the most effective ways to reuse organic materials and keep them out of landfill.

Lithgow Council is offering free community workshops to help residents take charge of their own organic recycling by following the correct methods.

The upcoming worm farm and compost workshop to be held on Saturday, October 28 at Lithgow Library from 2-3pm.  

“This is the second time these workshops have been on offer to local residents,” Mayor Stephen Lesslie said.

“The first was successful and we are hoping this time for more interest. The workshops are free and will give invaluable education in recycling and compositing practices.”

Light refreshments will be provided as well as a worm farm lucky door prize.

Booking are essential. Contact council’s environmental educators by no later than Tuesday, September 26 on 9724 3889.  

Further information can be found on council’s waste website www.lithgowwaste.com.au.

In other recycling news, Lithgow Council has reduced the cost of providing an additional recycling bin to residents to $77 per year.

The price reduction is seeking to provide the community with the resources to increase recycling at home.

“The more recycling that is diverted from landfill the better for the environment and in turn the community” said Cr Lesslie. 

If you are a passionate recycler and feel you an extra recycling bin, contact Council on 6354 9999 to arrange an additional service be added to your rates.