Your green bin is for organic matter such as food waste, garden waste, shredded paper, serviettes and tissues . This bin is emptied every week and turned into compost, which can be purchased. Your green bin isn’t the place for items such as treated timber, large stumps, branches, or animal waste.
What you can put in your green bin
- Food scraps (including meat, bones, seafood)
- Food scraps in cornstarch bags
- Food scraps wrapped in newspaper
- Soiled paper towel and serviettes
- Shredded paper
- Small, non-treated timber offcuts
- Garden clippings, twigs and small branches
- Grass clippings, weeds, flowers and leaves
- Palm fronds (cut to ensure bin closes).
Kitchen tidy and green bags
We provide a free kitchen tidy bin and compostable cornstarch bags to put your food scraps in to residents with a domestic waste collection service . You can re-order cornstarch bags if you run out.
To request a domestic waste collection service, call us on 6581 8111.
What you can’t put in your green bin
- Oyster shells
- Treated timber
- Stumps or large branches
- Plastic bags – even if bio-degradable
- Large amounts of soil
- Dead animals
- Animal waste
- Textile material (including clothes)
- Hazardous materials
- Packaging materials* - even if biodegradable (without checking with us first)
*While some packaging materials may be biodegradable or compostable, this does not necessarily mean they can be processed within our region. Please enquire with us before adding any packaging materials to your green bin.
The contents of your green bin are converted into compost at our Organics Resource Recovery Facility at Cairncross.
This compost can be purchased from our Cairncross facility in both small and large quantities for mixing with soils or using as mulch.
Contact Remondis on 02 6585 0899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on purchasing compost.