Composting & worm farms

Compost bins and worm farms are two great ways to recycle your fruit and vegetable scraps at home and turn organic material into rich nutrients for the garden.

Composting and worm farming at home is simple, and good for the environment by reducing the amount of organic waste that goes to landfill and creating a more natural and healthier place to live.

Worm farms produce great natural fertiliser for your garden, take up very little space and are easy-to-use.

For more information on composting, worm farms and Bokashi Buckets click here.


Mackay Regional Council sponsors free composting and worm farming workshops each year.

Workshop dates proposed for 2022 are as follows:

  • Saturday, May 7, 9am to 11am – Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens (BOOKED OUT)
  • Saturday, May 28, 9am to 11am – Sarina Landcare
  • Wednesday, June 29, 9am to 11am – Mackay Community Gardens (School Holidays)
  • Saturday, July 23, 9am to 11am – Slade Point Community Gardens
  • Saturday, August 27, 9am to 11am – Melba House
  • Wednesday, September 28, 9am to 11am – Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens (School Holidays)
  • Saturday, November 26, 9am to 11am – Mackay Community Gardens

Please indicate in the form below which workshop you are interested in attending.

Expression of interest