Join the Compost Revolution!

Council is offering Maroondah residents 60% off the purchase of a compost bin, worm farm (including worms) or a Bokashi, plus free delivery.  Each Maroondah residential property is eligible for one subsidised system each year.

You can learn more about how to set up and maintain your compost bin, worm farm and Bokashi system at one of our free upcoming composting, worm farming and Bokashi workshops on Monday 13 November and Thursday 16 November.

How do I get a discounted system?

  1. Go to the Compost Revolution website and complete an online tutorial based on the type of system you’d like to purchase.
  2. Complete the quiz.
  3. Order your system.
Product  RRP Discounted price
 Eco Polo Compost Bin  $99.00  $39.95
 ‘Revolver’ compost aerator  $39.95  $16
 Wormfarm  $109.95  $39.95
 1000 Worms  $48.50  $19.45
 Bokashi  $75.00  $29.95
 1L enzyme spray  $18  $11
 Scrap smasher  $7.95  $2.95

For further information on the available products, including product dimensions visit http://compostrevolution.com.au/maroondah/products/

Why should I compost?

Up to half of the rubbish that Maroondah households create is organic waste such as paper, food scraps and garden waste. By composting, we can reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill by up to 50%.

Composting has many benefits for you and your garden:

  • creates a rich fertiliser for your garden
  • adds important minerals, nutrients, bacteria and micro organisms to soil
  • increases the water retention of soil
  • makes more space in your bin You can downsize to an 80l garbage bin and save $42.50 a year.

How can I learn more?

Learn more about composting your food waste by attending one of our free composting, worm farming and Bokashi workshops.  To register your interest in a future workshop please call EnviroCom, Council’s waste education providers, on 9703 5288.

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What’s happening to Stringybark trees in Maroondah? Talk with Peter Goegan

Saturday 21 October 2017
1:45pm to 2:45pm. Meet at Realm Foyer, Ground Level.

With 38 years of tree management experience for MCC, recently retired, Peter Goegan is a specialist in the local natural environment and conservation. In this talk he will discuss how Maroondah’s loss of tree cover is due to issues surrounding urban development and Stringybark tree dieback.

Admission: FREE

LOCATION

Artspace Realm
Ringwood Town Square , 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood , VIC 3134

CONTACT DETAILS

Gallery.Attendant@maroondah.vic.gov.au

 

Wanderslore Open day – 22 October 2017

Hi everyone, this is to remind you of the coming Wanderslore Open Day, on Sunday 22nd October, from 10am till 4pm.  There will be lots to see and do at this wonderful ‘Trust for Nature’ property: an art exhibition by the Mt Evelyn Community House Art Group in the Studio,  plus guided and self-guided walks, a sausage sizzle, refreshments and more. Everyone is welcome –  bring your family and friends to help make the day a success.

Car parking is available at the car park off the Warburton Highway on the east side of the Home Hotel in Launching Place.   Then just follow the signs.

We hope to see you there!