RESIDENTS who want to learn more about composting and worm farming are invited to join in a free Southern Downs Regional Council workshop in Stanthorpe next month.
According to council statistics, 73% of the total material being sent to landfill could be composted or recycled instead.
Council's Environmental Services Manager, Mr Tim O'Brien said recent reports show that Southern Downs' residents are producing more waste every year.
"There are simple choices residents can make every day to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle waste items at the shops and at home.
"One great way for residents to minimise their impact is by establishing a worm farm or a compost bin to turn their organic waste, including food scraps and garden waste, into 'green gold', a rich garden fertiliser and at the same time reducing landfill."
The free waste education workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 11 from 2pm to 4pm at the Stanthorpe Civic Centre.
Light refreshments will be provided and one lucky participant at the workshop will win either a worm farm or compost bin.
Registrations are essential as participant numbers are limited.
To register for the workshop, or for more information, please contact the council's Waste Education Team on 3457 2400 or email SDRCWasteEd@envirocom.com.au.