Compost and mulch
The McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre (the tip) processes garden waste to produce mulch and certified organic compost. The City sells this mulch and compost and also uses it in our parks and at the tip.
Composting at home
Food waste comprises nearly half of the rubbish in an average household rubbish bin.
If you compost your food waste you’re diverting it from landfill where it takes up valuable space, and rots and emits harmful methane gasses. Around 3% of Australia’s total greenhouse gas emissions come from organic matter rotting in landfills.
The City of Hobart has teamed up with Good Life Permaculture to encourage more people to reduce waste and compost at home. For more information please see Composting Tips Flyer(PDF, 720KB), Large Compost Piles Flyer(PDF, 635KB) and Chicken Flyer(PDF, 761KB)
If you would like to buy our compost or mulch, you can collect it yourself or we can deliver it to you.
For bulk orders please call 0429 803 135. Mon – Fri 7.30am – 4.00pm.
For all fees and charges please refer to our Fees and Charges page.