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Food waste recycling is coming to Kingston

29 March 2020

Kingston residents will soon be able to start recycling their food scraps along with their garden waste with the introduction of food waste recycling.

From May, residents can put all food scraps including meat, fish, bones, cooked food, dairy products and fruit and vegetables into the same bin as their green waste.  

Kingston Mayor Georgina Oxley said the new service is a big win for the environment that would help Council divert more waste from landfill.

“Food waste makes up about 35% of Kingston’s household waste that is sent to landfill,” said Cr Oxley. “Soon we will be able to start transforming it into nutrient-rich compost for Victorian farmers rather than creating harmful greenhouse gases in landfill”.

In May, every home with an existing green bin will receive a free food waste caddy and a supply of compostable caddy bin liners.

“The caddy is a small bin that can be used to collect food scraps to transfer from your kitchen to your food and green waste bin, or your home compost if you have one,” Cr Oxley said.

“The compostable bags can be used to line the caddy or to bag smelly food before putting it in the green waste bin.

 “It’s really important that we all do our bit to help the environment and by getting involved in food waste recycling our community is also helping our farmers grow healthy crops.”

If you’d like to start recycling food waste but don’t have a green bin call Council on 1300 653 356.to order one for your home.

To learn more about food waste recycling, visit kingston.vic.gov.au/foodwaste.

 

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