Council has introduced a new organics recycling service called 'Kitchen to Compost' which now allows food scraps to be placed into your green garden bin along with garden organics. This new service will reduce greenhouse emissions as well as help to reduce the amount of waste we are sending to landfill by almost half!
The following links will provide all the information you need to know about how to use the service and the related environmental benefits.
We will collect food scraps from your green bin as part of our weekly waste service. All you need to do is place food scraps into your existing green garden wheelie bin along with garden organics for recycling. Food scraps may be wrapped in newspaper if preferred.
Wrapping food scraps in newspaper
Council will be providing each household with a small kitchen tidy bin to collect food scraps in the kitchen, then transfer from the kitchen to your green wheelie bin. If you have not received one, pick one up from the counter at our Customer Service Centre.
Food scraps being tipped into kitchen tidy bin
If you are interested in recycling organics, you may also be interested in how to avoid food waste in the first place. Woollahra Council has joined the Office of Environment and Heritage new education program called Love Food Hate Waste.This program aims to help households and businesses learn more about the impacts of wasteful consumption and how to reduce their own food waste by planning ahead and using simple preparation and storage techniques.
The following links provide all the information you need to know about the Love Food Hate Waste program:
Composting and worm farming are also great alternatives for managing your organic waste. See our page on composting and worm farming to learn how you can create your own compost at home.
We will pick up additional garden refuse, up to three times each calendar year, should you make this request. We will collect this refuse on the same days as the regular garden organics service. The following requirements apply to this additional service.
Garden organics must be:
We must be notified of your request before the collection day - please call our Customer Service Centre on 9391 7000.