Compost bin and worm farm 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.

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

How to claim your 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 proof of purchase. To be valid a receipt must be itemised and include the item purchased, cost, date, name and phone number of the seller.

What if I live in a share house? Is every resident of my home eligible for the rebate?

There is one rebate per household available from 1 July 2021. The rebate is linked to the address and not the individual resident.

I own an investment property. Can I claim a rebate for a home I own, but do not live in?

The rebate must be submitted by a resident who currently lives at the home, either a tenant or an owner occupier. Landlords are not eligible to claim a rebate for their rental properties.

Can I purchase a compost bin and a worm farm, if I find two systems under $50?

The rebate is limited to one composting system per household. You cannot make multiple claims for a rebate.

How long before I get my rebate?

Rebate will be paid within 30 days of acceptance of the submission. Payment will be made by a $50 e-gift 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.

What if I lose my receipt?

To claim a rebate, you must provide a copy of a receipt or proof of purchase. This must include the date and an itemised list of the goods. 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.

Can I purchase a compost system online?

You can purchase a composting system online. Postage costs are not eligible for the rebate. Consider supporting local businesses when your purchase your composting system.

What if I purchased a compost system before 1 July 2021, can I claim the rebate?

You cannot claim the rebate for composting systems purchased before 1 July 2021.

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.