Worm Composting

​​​​​​​We are offering worm composting workshops for Western Bay residents. This is a great hobby for both adults and children. ​​​

In this practical, hands-on, two hour workshop, we will show you how to set up your worm farm, what you can feed your worms and how to maintain your worm farm.

Learn how you can minimise the amount of waste going out in your rubbish by feeding it to your worms, and then how to use the valuable compost or 'vermi-cast' on your garden as a beneficial plant food and soil conditioner. 

Paying participants will receive their very own worm farm bin, worms, lime and compost so they can go home and get started straight away. The workshop and composting kit will cost participants a subsidised rate of $34.50. This full kit is valued at $255. ​

Next workshopS:

(Dates, times and venues to be confirmed)

Katikati – Saturday, 4 November 2017, 1pm-3pm
Te Puke – February 2018
Katikati – June 2018
Waihi Beach – September 2018​


To register please either visit your local Service Centre or contact Customer Services by emailing: customerservice@westernbay.govt.nz or phoning 07 571 8008.

Please noteRegistrations will only be confirmed once payment is received

These workshops are only open to Western Bay residents. Tauranga City Council (TCC) residents should contact 07 577 7000 or go to www.tauranga.govt.nz to find out about workshops in their area.​


Payment can be made in person by paying cash, cheque or EFTPOS, at Council's customer services counter at Barkes Corner head office or at any of Council's libraries and service centres at Katikati, Omokoroa, Te Puke, or Waihi Beach. 

Alternatively, pay via online banking using the instructions below. 

Online Banking Payment:

ANZ: 01 0434 01806 00 00

1st reference: Surname
2nd reference: Your CCR Registration Number - provided at time of registration
3rd reference: WORM

​Please confirm your payment by emailing: customerservice@westernbay.govt.nz

Why worm composting?

A survey Council did in February 2017 found 48 percent of the Western Bay District's rubbish, both in the rural and urban areas, is actually organic waste that can be diverted away from landfill.

Western Bay Council is also one of 60 council participants in the three year national 'Love Food, Hate Waste' campaign to reduce the amount of food Kiwis throw out.

The campaign highlights the importance of planning food purchases and meals, being smart about food storage and being creative with leftovers. It is estimated Kiwis spend $872 million a year on food that gets thrown away uneaten.

See lovefoodhatewaste.co.nz/ for ​​tips to educate people on how to deal with the non-avoidable waste disposal, which is where the worm farming comes into play.


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