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 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.

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As part of efforts to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2030, the City has released a free booklet called ‘Home Composting in Hobart’. Produced by Good Life Permaculture, with illustrations by local artist Rachel Tribout, the booklet provides strategies and techniques for composting food waste. It covers topics from worm farms to keeping chooks, as well as advice for common composting problems and how to build a no-dig garden.

You can download the booklet(PDF, 3MB) or get a printed copy at the Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Monday-Friday, 8.15 am – 5.15 pm. 

The following flyers are also available to download: Composting Tips Flyer(PDF, 720KB)Large Compost Piles Flyer(PDF, 635KB) and Chicken Flyer(PDF, 761KB)

If you would like to buy compost or mulch, you can collect it yourself or have it delivered to you. For general compost enquiries and deliveries call 0408 217 630.

For bulk orders please call 0429 803 135. Mon – Fri 7.30 am – 4 pm.

For all fees and charges please refer to our Fees and Charges page.