Kickstart Compost Month November 2019

November is the next kickstart compost month – it’s an ideal time to put your food and garden scraps to work. Not only can you save money on your waste bills and create compost for your garden, but it’s also a great way to take personal action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by keeping foodwaste out of landfill. 

A subsidy is available to help with the purchase of a compost bin, worm farm, worms or an EM Bokashi system. The subsidy is available to every household in Nelson, and increases to $30 during Kickstart Compost Month. The discount is available from our participating retailers.

Download the subsidy voucher (1.3MB PDF)

Find out more.

As an extra bonus, Council is collaborating with participating retailers to run free drop-in compost roadshows throughout May.


Mitre 10:
Wednesday 6 November 6 pm - 8pm

Saturday 23 November 1pm - 3pm

Tim's Garden (Gloucester street, Nelson)

Saturday 9 November 1pm - 3pm 

Thursday 28 November Bunnings Garden Club

Keep an eye on Council's Facebook page for news, tips and spot prizes about Kickstart Compost Month – let's get food waste out of the bin and put it to work growing great plants and food instead. Kickstart now!

beginners guide to composting promo

Check out our Beginner's Guide to Composting video.