Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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Community Composting Program Community Composting Program

There has never been a better time to buy a compost bin or worm farm!

Council is offering a $20 rebate for residents who purchase a compost bin or worm farm composting system for their household.

About half of all household waste is organic matter which can be recycled through composting. This includes everything from food scraps to newspaper, shredded cardboard and lawn clippings. Composting reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfill and also helps to reduce contamination and greenhouse gases.


How to Claim your $20 Rebate for a Compost Bin or Worm Farm


You can buy your compost bin or worm farm anywhere.

Council is offering one rebate per household.  Simply fill in the application form, below, and provide Council with the tax invoice and proof of residency (e.g. a bill with your address on it).

Bring your information to our Innisfail or Tully customer service desk (Innisfail Shire Hall, Rankin St, or the Tully Civic Centre, Bryant St) where you will receive a cash rebate or send your information to us and we can transfer $20 into your bank account.

You will also receive a free composting information pack with tips on the best locations for compost bins and worm farms and on setting-up and creating compost. The pack includes a 'trouble-shooting' section, and a council officer to contact if anyone needs more help.

Community Compost Program Application Form