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Get a compost bin or worm farm

Compost bins and worm farms will also provide you with your own rich, natural fertiliser that’s great for gardens.

To assist residents in adopting sustainable practices in the home and reduce their organic waste, Council offers all households in Cumberland a rebate for the purchase of a compost bin or a worm farm.

How the rebate works

Buy a compost bin or worm farm and Council can pay for the full purchase if it costs less than $50. If it costs more than $50, Council can provide $50 towards the price.

To be eligible for the program

  • You must live in or own a home in the Cumberland Council area
  • Your household only makes one claim
  • You don’t include compost accessories or worms in the cost

Apply for the program

  • Fill in and sign the Compost Bin / Worm Farm Rebate Form within 3 months of buying the item.
  • Attach a copy of your receipt. It must show the date you bought it.
  • Attach proof of your address. This can be a copy of a rates bill, electricity bill or driver’s licence. Simply make sure it shows your full name and address.
  • Return the rebate form, a copy of receipt and proof of your address to Council

By Post:
Cumberland Council
PO BOX 42
Merrylands NSW 2160

In Person:
At one of Cumberland Council’s Service Centres:

  • Auburn Office 1 Susan Street, Auburn
  • Merrylands Office 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands
  • Mon – Fri, 8.00am – 4.30pm

By Email: council@cumberland.nsw.gov.au

Come to a free workshop

Summary:

Join a free Council workshop and learn:

  • How to set up a compost bin and worm farm
  • How to maintain them for great results
  • Troubleshooting tips

For workshop locations, see the What's on Calendar