A home worm composting farm is a great way for you to deal with most of your kitchen scraps and create rich compost for your garden.
Why worm composting is important
Surveys by Council 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.
This is where the worm farming comes into play.
Benefits of your worm farm:
- Quick and easy to get rid of your kitchen scraps
- Lightens your rubbish bag - saves money!
- Creates a free, natural fertilizer
- Stops methane gas production by removing your food waste from the landfill
- Minimal in size, perfect for all sized gardens
Worm composting workshops
There are no workshops scheduled for 2023. A worm composting workshop will be scheduled when we have enough participants to run one. Please register your interest by contacting Council on 07 571 8008.
Note that this is an educational workshop only - Council does not sell worm farms.
Here are the conditions:
- Only WBOPDC residents can attend – TCC run their own workshops
- No refunds provided if you can’t attend or change your mind – except if Covid requires us to.
- Must attend a workshop to receive a worm farm – we do not sell worm farms – we provide waste minimisation education
- Observers must hold a ticket to attend.
Tickets and cost: To be confirmed
At the workshop you'll receive your very own worm farm bin, tiger worms plus lime and compost, so you can get started straight away.
Help us to minimise waste going to landfill - Register your interest now!
Please note, these workshops are subsidised by Council with a small fee charged. It is open to Western Bay of Plenty District Council residents only. Just one worm farm per household can be issued, but for each paid registration, two people may attend. Our worm farm kits are specially ordered for each workshop based on attendee numbers, therefore we are unable to provide a refund for non-attendance.