Composting WITH community

Food waste is a big issue in Port Phillip, with households spending around $2,000 a year on food which they throw out.

We think that’s a lot of money, and a lot of wasted food, so we’ve come up with two simple actions you can take to save you money and reduce your waste-line:

1.    Use a weekly meal planner and shopping list. Planning your meals is a proven way to reduce what you buy and reduce what you throw out.

2.    Purchase a discounted Green Cone from Compost Revolution. Green Cones can recycle all kinds of food waste and we are selling them to Port Phillip residents for only $79.90 – that’s a 60% discount (RRP $299, one per household).

Visit Compost Revolution to get started, and for those who want more, join our online waste-loss community, Smart Solutions for Waste.  

Here, you can connect with like-minded community members to pose questions, get answers, find up-to-date information on waste and recycling, learn about the impacts of consumption, understand your waste footprint, and make changes to avoid, reuse and recycle as much as possible.

communal composting with community

Communal Composting with Community is an opportunity for schools, community centres and apartment dwellers to recycle their food scraps using Green Cones within communal spaces.

This program is available to schools and community centres within Port Phillip and apartment complexes within Port Phillip of fewer than ten storeys.

High-rise apartment complexes (ten or more storeys) are encouraged to investigate commercial food waste recycling collections which better suit the needs of high density residential developments.

Participants will receive 60% off the RRP of up to six Green Cones and participating apartment buildings will further receive:

  • a meal planner and shopping list fridge magnet for all apartments

  • signage for their communal bin room


To apply to participate, please complete the Communal Green Cone Application Form.

To assist those in apartments in engaging neighbours and Owners Corporations we have prepared a fact sheet to share with them. Download it here.


For enquiries about this program please email or call ASSIST on 03 9209 6777.

Installation and maintenance

Discover how to get the most out of your Green Cone and ensure it is well maintained. Find out more.

frequently asked questions

If you’re interested in understanding more about how the Composting for Community Program can benefit you, explore the frequently asked questions.