What do you do with your food waste?
Sending food waste to landfill is a major source of harmful methane and CO2 emissions. By diverting this organic material from landfill, we can significantly reduce emissions and turn your food waste into premium compost, which is used to regenerate soils on local farms, parks and gardens. Together we are currently saving 12,200 tonnes of residential food and garden waste every year just by people using their green bins. However, there is still plenty of food waste ending up in our landfill because green bin services are not being used - this is more common in apartment complexes and lifestyle villages.
Call for participation in the introduction of green bin (organics) collection in multi-unit dwellings (MUDs)
We are seeking interest from a variety of MUDs throughout the Local Government Area to participate in getting green bin services for an initial eight-month period. We are inviting body corporates, owners and tenants to join us in this exciting opportunity to recover more food waste and reduce our reliance on landfill.
Get on board and access FREE support to introduce an organics collection.
Eligible MUDs include:
- residential apartments complexes (i.e. those with a strata plan)
- retirement villages/aged care facilities
- caravan parks with permanent residents
- manufactured housing estates
Council has engaged Impact Environmental Consulting to assist in delivering this project which will involve:
- Introduction of an organics collection where you live
- FREE kitchen food scraps bin
- FREE compostable bags for your food scraps
- FREE signage and stickers for bins and bin bays
- FREE support, tips and educational material
- FREE liaison with property managers
Why should we separate our food waste?
Introducing food organics collection delivers a range of benefits:
- Reduces the volume of waste sent to landfill
- Reduces the environmental and financial costs of sending organic waste to landfill
- Prevents organic waste from generating greenhouse gases, odours and landfill liquid (leachate)
- Reuses an otherwise wasted resource and turns it into premium compost to improve the local environment and grow more food
- Decreases the number of red bins (general waste) required, potentially reducing collection costs
- Encourages all of us to think more carefully about food waste and the simple actions we can take to contribute to a more sustainable future.
This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.
This page was last updated on: 01 September 2020