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Composting and Worm Farms

Approximately 35% of the rubbish that each Unley household throws away in their wheelie bins is organic material that can be easily made into compost.

Click here to view our composting fact sheet.

There are three types of composting bins that can be ordered from City of Unley's Customer Service Centre.

If every Unley household composted organic matter that currently goes to landfill, it would:

  • Save the community almost $100,000 in waste management costs; and
  • Prevent almost 3,000 tonnes of landfill

The fertiliser that is created from compost is rich in nutrients for the garden and can be used to feed all plants and lawns. Material that can be composted includes lawn clippings, food and recycled paper pet litter.

Compost Bin (worms not included)

Compost bin - basicThe Compost Bin does not require worms to operate, however if worms are added, they will speed up the composting process. (Worms are sold separately.)

  • User friendly
  • No foul odour
  • 225 litre capacity
  • Unique aerated design
  • Made from 100% recycled plastic including old $5 and $10 bank notes
Worm Farms (worms not included)

Worm Farms turn kitchen scraps, garden waste and dog litter into a liquid fertiliser called 'castings' which can be removed from the tap provided.

When used according to the instructions provided, the worms will work away on your scraps without producing offensive odours.

Worm farmCan-O-Worms
  • Made from 100% recycled plastic
  • Holds up to 20,000 working worms
  • Is fly and vermin proof
  • Breeds up to 20,000 fishing bait worms that can be easily removed from the top
  • Diameter: 500mm/ Height: 735mm
  • Weight: 5.9kgs  
worm packsWorms, Starter Pack (1000 worms)

The Starter Pack contains 1,000 worms and is great for getting started using a small container. They are also a great idea for the recreational fisher who uses worms as bait.

Adding small amounts of organic waste will inevitably produce more castings than the container can hold. The container will then have to have some castings removed or the worms and material moved to a larger container.

  • Refer to  the order form (below)

(Prices subject to change without notice)

Payments can be made at the Customer Service Centre
  • By phoning 8372 5111;
  • By faxing 8271 4886;
  • By posting to PO Box 1, Unley 5061; and
  • In person at 181 Unley Road, Unley

Click for a printed copy of an order form

Worms and worm farms need to be ordered and can take up to 21 days to arrive.

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