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Kitchen food waste bin

Hastings Family uses the Kitchen Bin

Council offers all residents with a waste service, a FREE kitchen food waste bin to make it easier for you to place ALL food waste into your green lid food and garden waste organics bin.

The free kitchen food waste bins come with a continuous supply of compostable cornstarch bags. The bin fits neatly on your worktop bench or inside your kitchen cupboard. ALL food can be placed into your green waste bin. To order a kitchen tidy, phone 1300 787 223. To re-order compostable cornstarch bags please fill out the  online order form.

Reorder cornstarch bags here

All the contents of your green bin is processed into compost. This reduces the amount of organic waste going to landfill and the associated problems including greenhouse gas emissions, leachates and decreasing landfill space.

Tips on using your kitchen food waste bin effectively

Place a Council-supplied compostable cornstarch bag in your kitchen food-waste bin. DO NOT use a plastic bag.

  • Food waste can be wrapped in newspaper or dropped straight into the cornstarch bag.
  • Fill your kitchen food waste bin with ALL food waste. This includes meat, bones, seafood, seafood shells, fruit and vegetable scraps, bread, plate scrapings (eg pasta), teabags, coffee grounds and soiled kitchen paper or napkins.
  • Empty your kitchen food waste bin into your green bin as required or every second day.
  • If you already have a compost bin or worm farm at home we encourage you to keep using it. Remember that organic materials that you may not place in your home compost or worm farm (such as meat, bones, citrus, onions or bread) can be placed in your Green Food and Garden Organics Bin to be composted at the Organics Resource Recovery Facility.
  • The kitchen food waste bags are made out of cornstarch and therefore break down during the composting process. They are not the same as biodegradable plastic bags. 
  • There are 150 bags on the roll - enough for you to use 2-3 bags per week for a year.
  • When you run out of bags call 1300 787 223 and a new roll will be delivered to your home for free. 

This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as a part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded by the waste levy.

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This page was last updated on: 20 November 2019