Composting and Worm Farms
Almost half of general household waste that we throw into the bin is food and garden waste. These materials can be used to make compost to benefit your garden. Compost is natural and inexpensive and is good for the environment. By turning food scraps and garden vegetation into compost you can:
- improve soil quality and garden vitality.
- conserve water.
- recycle valuable nutrients and reduce the use of artificial fertilisers.
- prevent CO2 and methane gas emissions and landfill impacts from wasted food and garden vegetation.
What can I do with my Green Waste?
If you live in Cooma township and eligible to receive a Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collection, you can place your household green waste and food scraps altogether in the your kerbside lime green lid bin.
Your food scraps can be bagged but only in Council supplied compostable bags - If you need more compostable bags please contact 1300 345 345 or call into the Cooma council office or Cooma Landfill. (Please do not use plastic or biodegradable bags for your food
waste, only Council supplied compostable bags)
If you have large amounts of garden green waste, please drop off at Council's waste facilities that accept this type of waste. Small processing fee will be applied.
If you do not have a FOGO collection bin, food scraps and green waste can be fed to worms in home composting systems, to chooks, bokashi bins or the family pet.
Food Organics and Garden Organics (FOGO) is a kerbside collection service that allows household food and garden waste to be collected and recycled into top quality compost.
Cooma's FOGO collection goes to Cooma Landfill's compost facility to make "Coompost".
Handy Guides for Composting, Worm Farming and Mulch