Kitchen Scraps / Food Waste Basket

Kitchen Scraps / Bio basket

A food waste bio-basket collection service is available for residents who have a green waste bin.

Residents have been provided with a plastic bio-basket and a roll of 150 bio-bags for the collection of organic food waste. The bio-bags are then disposed of into the green organics bin for ultimate disposal by composting at VanSchaiks Bio-Gro. Residents are provided with 150 bio-bags on an annual basis to 30th June and can purchase additional bio-bags. Rolls of bio-bags can be collected from all Council offices and selected Post Offices.

Most things that once grew can be put into your organics bin for composting.

Items that CAN be placed in your Bio Basket include:
  • Food scraps, peels
  • Cake, bread crusts
  • Fruit, vegetables
  • Teabags, coffee grounds
  • Meat scraps, bones, seafood (cooked or raw)
  • Egg, oyster shells
  • Cheese, yoghurt
  • Takeaway foods
  • Shredded paper
  • Tissues, paper towels
  • Hair
Items NOT to be placed in your Bio Basket include:
  • Plastic bags
  • Cling wrap/oven bags
  • Dishcloths/sponges
  • Liquids
  • Nappies
  • Cigarette butts or ash
  • Vacuum dust
  • Sharps

Tips for looking after your Bio Basket

  • To avoid odours or liquid build up, please remove bags and contents every 2-3 days and place into your organics bin.
  • Keep seafood shells and scraps in the freezer and dispose closer to bin day.