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Food Waste Recycling

Kingston City Council is excited to announce we will soon introduce food waste recycling as part of your green bin service.

From May 2020, Council will send every home that has an existing green bin a food waste caddy and compostable caddy bin liners.

When you receive your caddy, you will receive more detailed information on what can and cannot go in your green bin.


Why should I recycle food waste?

Food waste makes up about 35% of Kingston’s household waste sent to landfill. By placing your food waste into your green bin, you will be doing your bit to help the environment and contribute to the creation of nutrient-rich compost that can be used by farmers to grow healthy crops.



What is food recycling?

Food recycling will mean that your existing green bin will become a food and green waste bin. Food scraps including meat, fish, bones, cooked food and dairy products – will soon go in the same bin as your garden clippings and green waste.



When will this service start?

In May this year, Council will send every home that has an existing green bin a food waste caddy and compostable caddy bin liners.

The caddys will be delivered throughout May and will be placed in a safe location at your property.

If you do not receive a caddy by 1 June 2020, please call 1300 653 356.



Will my green bin be emptied like normal?

Yes, your green bin will still be collected every fortnight as per your normal collection schedule. 



Do I need a green waste bin to have my food waste recycled?

Yes. Food recycling in Kingston will mean that your green bin will become a food and green waste bin. Food scraps including meat, fish, bones, cooked food and dairy products – will soon go in the same bin as your garden clippings and green waste.

All food waste that goes into your red bin will go into landfill.