Kitchen Caddy - Food Waste

Kitchen Caddy - Food Waste

Residents can utilise a Kitchen Caddy to dispose of their kitchen food scraps, along with green waste in their 240L kerbside organics bin. Residents with an organics bin service are eligible to collect a kitchen caddy and roll of compostable Bio-Bags from Council's offices. Disposing of your food waste in the organics bin diverts tonnes of waste going to landfill unnecessarily. Nutrients from the food scraps also adds to the organic quality of mulch produced with garden waste.

As the materials from the kerbside organics bin are processed at a commercial composting facility - VanSchaiks Bio-Gro, a larger range of organic materials are accepted in the kerbside collection than those suitable for a home composting unit.

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.