Compost rebate

Did you know that around 37 percent of the average household garbage bin is compostable? Processing appropriate food and garden waste in a compost bin or worm farm is a great way to divert waste from landfill and to turn these organic materials into a rich garden fertiliser.

We are making your purchase of an organic recycling system easier with a Compost bin and worm farm rebate program.

The program provides a rebate of up to $50 for up to 50 households in each of our 12 electoral divisions. This rebate is provided as a digital debit card that you can download to your phone and use for any purchases either online or in stores.

To read more about our Terms and Conditions, see Compost bin and worm farm rebate terms and conditions.

How to claim your rebate:

  • rebates can be claimed from 1 July 2021
  • you must read the information on our Composting page
  • buy your compost system - the system could be a compost bin, worm farm, bokashi or similar composting system. Be sure to keep your receipt as proof of your purchase.
  • claim your rebate by completing our online form.

Frequently asked questions

Can residents buy a second-hand compost system?

You can claim a rebate for a second-hand compost system if you have a valid receipt or proof of purchase. To be valid a receipt it must include the sellers name and ABN, date of purchase, item purchased and price. 

How long before I get my rebate?

Rebates will be paid within 30 days of acceptance of the submission. Payment will be made by a $50 digital debit card. Please note that a smart phone will be needed to access the digital debit card.

I don’t have access to a computer, how do I claim my rebate?

Applications for a rebate can only be made online. If you don’t have access to a computer or the internet, consider asking a friend or family member for help. Internet access is also available at our Libraries. To find more information, visit Logan City Libraries. Please also note that a smart phone will be needed to access the digital debit card.

Can I claim a rebate in person at a Customer service centre?

Applications for a rebate can only be made online. If you don’t have access to a computer or the internet, consider asking a friend or family member for help. Internet access is also available at our Libraries. To find more information, visit Logan City Libraries. Please also note that a smart phone will be needed to access the digital debit card.

What if I lose my receipt?

To claim a rebate, you must provide a copy of a receipt or proof of purchase. The receipt must include the sellers name and ABN, date of purchase, item purchased and price. You cannot claim a rebate without a receipt or proof of purchase.

If you have lost your receipt, contact the supplier they may be able give you another receipt.

What is a digital debit card?

A digital debit card allows you to make purchases with just your phone instead of using an actual physical card. It's as simple as touching your phone to the payment terminal to make your purchase. You'll also be able to utilize your digital debit card for online purchases. When your rebate has been approved, you will receive an email with a link and instructions on accessing your digital debit card. The instructions will help you to easily download an application to your phone, so you can access the card for purchases.