YES these items can go in the green-lidded bin.
NO these items can’t go in the green-lidded bin.

It is important to separate your organic waste from your red lidded general waste so instead of it ending up in landfill it is turned into compost. It’s the little things that make the biggest difference.


Using your Kitchen Caddy and Liners

They’re convenient and easy to use.

The Kitchen Caddy

Kitchen Caddies (bench top ‘mini-bins’) are available to all households. These are a clean and easy way to collect your food scraps, coffee grinds, tea bags, paper towel and tissues, this is your daily organic material which is in your home. The Kitchen caddies come with an annual supply of Council approved Halve Waste compostable liners that can be tied up when full and placed directly into the green-lidded organics bin.

Compostable Liners

All residents in 3 bin council areas are provided with a year’s supply of Council approved green compostable liners annually. Please remember that the compostable liners supplied by your local Council are the only liners that can be used. Biodegradable, degradable or normal plastic bags or bin liners DO NOT DECOMPOSE and can actually contaminate the contents of the green-lidded organics bin. Compostable bags from your council will have the AS 4736 Australian standard logo.

These liners have a shelf life of approximately 12 months so if your roll starts breaking or disintegrating, please start your new roll.

Compostable Packaging

An array of compostable packaging is now hitting the market such as compostable cups, mail bags and cooler pouches. These compostable items are not accepted in the green-lidded bin as they do not meet the strict requirements for our organics collection service. These items actually contaminate the contents, so please leave them out.


Run Out of Compostable Liners?

If you run out of liners, you can line your Kitchen Caddy with paper towel, newspapers or empty organic materials straight into your green-lidded organics bins. Small rolls (25 liners) are also available, free of charge, from your local Council. 

Remember you do receive an annual supply of liners every year, these are dropped at your household every March-April.

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