Earth Bucket provides subscribers with a bucket and a secure lid to eliminate concerns of smells or pests as well as information about composting.
Over the next week, place your compostable food scraps in the bucket.
Set your Earth Bucket outside on a set day each week, and we will come to take your food scraps and leave a new clean bucket for the next week.
Your food scraps are kept out of landfill and are turned into nutrient rich soil instead of harmful waste.
In short, we pick up your waste and we return it to you as a resource.
Earth Bucket offers a soil exchange program. Once you sign up, we will return some of your food scraps to you each spring, but this time, in the form of quality, nutrient rich soil which you can use on your own projects. If you don’t want the soil, we will donate it to a community garden, organisation or local farm who has a need for it.
Australian households throw away 3 million tonnes of food and food waste per year. When organic waste is compacted in landfill, it releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas which has a negative affect on climate change. Methane is also flammable and toxic. Within the next five years, Sydney's landfills are expected to reach their capacity. Our next closest option is a facility 225km west of Sydney. With 37% of the average red bin made up of food, we could decrease our reliance on these landfills by composting and decrease the carbon footprint of our city.
Weekly curbside compost pickup for residential properties is $12.10 a week (GST incl), charged as one payment each month. It will appear as a recurring payment for as long as you choose to compost with Earth Bucket. Earth Bucket will confirm your address and drop off your new Earth Bucket within a week. Your pickups will begin immediately. You can make payments via PayPal or Direct Debit. Thank you!