Compost Bins and Worm Farms

Council provides subsidised compost bins and worm farms for our residents to help minimise food waste and produce nutrient-rich fertiliser for your garden.

Request a discount voucher for a worm farm/compost bin: Please complete the below form to request a discount voucher for a worm farm or compost bin. Discounts are only available to City of Ryde residents who have completed one of Council's Composting or Worm Faming workshops or completed the Compost Connection program. There is a limit of one compost bin or worm farm per household and Council will review your request prior to providing a voucher. Your item will be delivered to your property at no extra cost.

Worm Farms

worm farm pack Cost: $63.00

Dimensions: 58cm (Length) x 39cm (Width) x 66.5cm (Height)
Inclusions: Worm bedding, worm blanket and instructions

Worms turn your food leftovers into rich soil-like ‘castings’ which are great for feeding to house plants, adding to seedling mixes and potting soils or top-dressing around plants.

Worm farms:

  • suit almost any household
  • can be placed anywhere inside or outside of your home where it is cool and well-shaded
  • need to be drained and harvested regularly

For more information on setting up and managing your worm farm, join our free Compost Connection program or download our Worm Farming Guide.

Compost Bins

  • Compost bin $39.00
  • Compost bin and accessories (blanket and aerator) $49.00

Dimensions: Capacity 220L; 77cm (Height) x 71cm (Diameter)
Inclusions: Compost blanket and compost turner

Composting converts organic matter like food waste into material that is rich in nutrients and makes an excellent fertiliser for your backyard or as a substitute for potting mix.

Compost bins:

  • Suits households with a yard or garden.
  • Need to be stored in a well-drained and shady position.
  • Need occasional turning to keep the compost aerated and healthy.

For more information on setting up and managing your compost bin, join our free Compost Connection program or download our Composting Guide.


Council runs free Composting and Worm Farming workshops for our residents throughout the year. Participants who live in the City of Ryde will receive a discount voucher for 50% off the price of a compost bin or worm farm.

For more information, please contact Council’s Waste team on 9952 8222.

Visit our Workshops, Talks & Tours page for more information.

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