Learn how to make compost

�We can make our soil using grass clippings, prunings, and shredded paper,� Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) waste education officer Peg Davies said.

�Worms will munch up our food scraps for free.�

The Town of Victoria Park sends its waste to the MRC and it will host a free workshop on Sunday at the Victoria Park Community Garden, teaching interested people how to make compost and use it in an eco-friendly water-saving �wicking bed�.

Preparing to host the workshops as part of the Waste Authority�s Compost in May campaign, Ms Davies said composting could help keep material out of bins.

�A �wicking bed� is where the garden is watered from beneath. It can be made from easily obtainable materials such as old olive barrels, foam boxes, bathtubs and garden pots.

�Then using old pool cleaner hoses or vacuum cleaner pipes and other bits and pieces, a working �wicking bed� is created,� she said.

�What you use depends on what is around.�

MRC also invites people to tour its composting facility in Neerabup.