Tumbleweed is an Australian family-owned business that designs and manufactures products from 100% recycled plastic. We strive to make a significant contribution to our earth’s environmental sustainability by making products that encourage consumers of all ages to reduce, re-use and recycle organic waste. Almost half of all household waste is organic and compostable – Tumbleweed’s Composting and Worm Farming products enable people to divert this waste from landfill by recycling at home.


Compost: Why Recycle?

Composting and Worm Farming expert Angus Stewart guides us through the importance of Recycling Organic Waste as part of his educational tutorial series for Tumbleweed.

Why Recycle? Approximately half the waste you throw away is organic and therefore recyclable. This tutorial introduces you to the reason behind why organic recycling is so important!

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What is Composting?

Compost is made when micro-organisms feed on organic matter and break it down into smaller pieces. When the waste is fully decomposed it forms humus, which is a fantastic natural fertiliser for gardens and yards.

What is Worm Farming?

Worm farming is a great way to recycle food waste. Tumbleweed worm farms enable households to recycle from 1-6kg of kitchen waste every week depending on the type of worm farm. Worms take food into their gizzards and grind the food waste into smaller particles to form a humus material called castings. This is a nutrient-rich fertiliser that can be mixed in with garden soil, or used to brew worm tea.

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Tumbleweed worm farming and composting accessories enable the efficient and successful management of the recycling process. This results in a richer compost in less time. Our accessories range are purpose-designed to suit our Tumbleweed products, enabling end-to-end management from setting up a compost bin or worm farm to troubleshooting for great results.

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Learn More About Composting

The key to knowing when to harvest from your compost bin lies in identifying when most of the contents have reached the final breakdown stage and have become humus, signifying that your compost is mature and ready to go on the garden.

One of the great benefits of having a worm farm is the worm castings, or vermicompost, that the worms produce from organic waste. Here is a guide on the right time to harvest your worm farm.

If you have a worm farm, be it above ground or below ground, this process is known as a cold composting method meaning that composting worms and microbes do the heavy lifting break down organic material. They do this by grinding very small food particles in their gizzard with other small gritty particles, like sand and dirt. We go through a list of things you can feed your worms, what you should limit feeding them and what not to feed them.

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