Council supports community to compost

Published on 04 August 2022

Food scraps in a compost bin

Hepburn Shire Council is dedicated to keeping waste and valuable resources out of landfill, and is supporting residents on their low waste journey by offering subsidised compost bins to give a new life to food scraps and garden waste.  There will also be an opportunity to learn more about composting at an upcoming workshop.

Deputy Mayor, Cr Jen Bray, said Council has identified that landfill bins in our Shire contain up to 56% food and garden material.

“When this organic material breaks down and rots in landfill it produces methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. By composting at home residents can reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, divert organic waste from landfill and produce a nutrient rich soil that is great for the garden,” said Cr Bray.

There are a limited number of ROTO Tumbler and Composter bins available at our transfer stations to get the community started on their composting journey.  Proof of residency required.

“Composting doesn’t need to be hard and it’s something we can all do to divert waste from landfill. And there’s nothing better than compost for your garden,” said Cr Bray.

Community members can complete a short survey to express their interest in a Beginners Composting Workshop at

Robot Tumbler Compost bin

180L ROTO Tumbler $40                                        220L Composter $25


Daylesford Transfer Station - Ajax Road

Operating hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – 9am to 5pm

Wednesday – closed

Creswick Transfer Station - Ring Road

Operating hours:

Monday, Thursday, Friday – 12noon to 5pm

Tuesday, Wednesday – closed

Saturday, Sunday – 9am to 5pm

Trentham Transfer Station - Cosmo Road

Operating hours:

Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday – 9am to 5pm

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – closed