Mulch and compost for your garden

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There are many benefits to using compost and mulch in your garden.

Mulch can:

  • stop topsoil from drying out, reducing water consumption by about 60 per cent
  • prevent weeds and weed seed germination
  • maintain a consistent soil temperature
  • improve soil conditions for the root zone of all plants.

Compost can:

  • add micronutrients to soil
  • improve soil quality. 

Purchase mulch or compost

Buy mulch

Mulch is available to buy at Council's resource recovery facilities.

Six or 10 cubic metre loads can be delivered within the shire.

  • Six cubic metres: $130 delivered within the shire
  • 10 cubic metres: $180 delivered within the shire
  • Per cubic metre, loaded by Council: $15 (note: when staff available)
  • Per cubic metre, self loaded: free for residents

Deliveries are made within 10 days of purchase, you will receive a call at least one day before your delivery date.

Order and pay for your mulch at any of our resource recovery facilities. Call (03) 5422 0333 for more information.

Buy compost

Council offers delivery of Australian standard FOGO compost within the shire.

Delivery sizes:

  • Three cubic metres: $146.30*
  • Six cubic metres: $182.60*

*GST included.

Please note, there may be delivery delays over winter due to unsafe ground conditions. For more information, call (03) 5422 0333 or visit your nearest customer service centre.

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This compost:

  • reduces the need for pesticides and synthetic fertiliser
  • improves the physical, chemical and biological properties of the soil
  • should be blended and mixed into soil (1 part compost to 4 parts existing soil)
  • is certified to Australian Standards (including NASAA Certified Organic(PDF, 217KB))
  • is created from the contents of FOGO bins from across the shire (Council can't guarantee that each batch of compost will be the same)
  • may contain a small amount of inert material that can make its way through a 12mm sieve, e.g. glass, plastic

Read more about the process FOGO bins.

Biomix Information Flyer(PDF, 3MB)