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Kickstart Compost Month November 2019

November is kickstart compost month – it’s an ideal time to put your food and garden scraps to work.

Not only can you save money on your waste bills and create compost for your garden, but it’s also a great way to take personal action on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by keeping foodwaste out of landfill. 

Download the subsidy voucher (1.7MB PDF)A subsidy is available to help with the purchase of a compost bin, worm farm, worms or an EM Bokashi system. The subsidy is available to every household in Nelson, and increases to $30 during Kickstart Compost Month. The discount is available from our participating retailers. Find out more.

As an extra bonus, Council is collaborating with participating retailers to run free drop-in compost roadshows during Kickstart Compost Month. 

Mitre10 Mega, 99 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook

Wednesday 6 November 6pm-8pm and Saturday 23 November 1pm-3pm

Tim’s Garden, 26 Gloucester Street, Nelson
Saturday 9 November 1pm-3pm

Bunnings Warehouse, 76 Saxton Road West, Stoke –
Thursday 28 November 11am-12 noon (Garden Club)

Keep an eye on Council's Facebook page for news, tips and spot prizes about Kickstart Compost Month – let's get food waste out of the bin and put it to work growing great plants and food instead. Kickstart now!

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Check out our Beginner's Guide to Composting video.