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 2023 are as follows:

  • Saturday, May 20, 2023 – Mackay Botanic Gardens
  • Saturday, August 5, 2023 – Melba House
  • Saturday, October 21, 2023 – Mackay Community Gardens

All workshops will run between 9am and 11am.

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

Expression of interest