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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.

Help to enrich the land

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 City 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 City Council
PO BOX 42
Merrylands NSW 2160

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

  • Auburn Office 1 Susan Street, Auburn
  • Merrylands Office 16 Memorial Avenue, Merrylands
  • Monday to Friday, 8am – 4.30pm

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