Recycling organic waste

Around 50 percent of the rubbish Australians put in the everyday mixed-waste ‘garbage bin’ could be put to better use in the garden as compost and mulch.

Not only will recycling household organic waste help you improve the quality of your soil and save money, it will also reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Apart from providing you with delicious eggs year-round, there are other benefits to keeping chooks.

They play an important role in recycling food, fertilising the garden and cutting down on food waste.

Chooks eat weeds, leaves and fresh lawn clippings and aerate the soil with their scratching. They also act as a pest control service dining out on insects.

Composting and worm farms are other great ways to recycle your scraps and enrich your garden.

Learn more about keeping poulty on a residential property.

Page last updated: Thursday, 2 December 2021