Dr Compost, aka Ben Elms, has been sharing his composting and gardening knowledge with Queenstown Lakes residents through his fun and informative workshops, one-on-one advice and articles for over a decade.

He has been gardening and composting locally for over 20 years, and enjoys sharing the knowledge gleaned from the lessons he’s learnt along the way.

Whether you want to get started or get your composting system working better, a little help from Dr Compost will give you the practical knowledge you need to turn your organic waste into black gold for your garden. 

Send through any tricky dilemmas by email drcompost (at) wastebusters.co.nz or through Facebook messaging, and get a personal prescription to sort out your composting dilemmas.

Download Dr Compost’s composting files and vege files to get his local tips for your garden. 

The Dr Compost home-composting project is funded by Queenstown Lakes District Council and delivered by Wastebusters. By composting, you will reduce the organic waste going to landfill, where it can release methane, a harmful climate change gas.