Food waste

Reducing food waste is a priority as it makes up 37% of the average garbage bin in the Council area and is critical in addressing a move towards zero waste. The food in your garbage bin breaks down in landfill and together with other organic materials it becomes the main contributor to the generation of methane - a greenhouse gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide.

What you can do with food waste

  • Home composting - Council offers all households one subsidised home composting and worm farming system through Compost Revolution.
  • Communal composting in apartment complexes with Compost Collective - Council offers apartment blocks free compost bins and ongoing support.

What you can do with other organic material

Wasting food wastes more

Wasting food also wastes the energy, water and natural resources used to grow, package, transport and market that food Reducing your food waste helps reducing your overall environmental footprint.