The 'Kitchen to Compost' service allows food scraps to be placed into your green garden bin along with garden refuse. This 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 refuse for recycling. Food scraps may be wrapped in newspaper if preferred.
Wrapping food scraps in newspaper
Food scraps being tipped into green wheelie bin
When filling your 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 day of your regular service. The following requirements apply to this additional service.
Garden refuse must be:
We must be notified of your request before the collection day - please call our Customer Service Centre on 9391 7000.