Your green organics bin is collected weekly.
By using you green organics bin, you are helping to keep over 4,500 tonnes of organic waste out of landfill each year.
Your green organics are processed into compost and used by local farmers and gardeners to improve soils and produce our food.
What can you put in your green bin?
- All food scraps – including leftovers, meat bones, seafood and citrus.
- Soiled paper and cardboard including pizza boxes, paper towel and tissues.
- Teabags and coffee grounds.
- Garden waste – pruning’s, palm fronds, grass clippings, leaves, flowers and weeds.
- Council approved compostable liners
Use a kitchen caddy
The best way to collect your food scraps at home is by using a kitchen caddy. You can get a caddy:
- when you book a new collection service from Council.
- from the front counter at Council’s Mullumbimby head office for $10
- from any hardware store.
Lining your kitchen caddy
You can either:
- empty your food scraps directly into the caddy
- line your caddy with a Council approved compostable liner
- line your caddy with newspaper.
Compostable bags must be certified to Australian Standard AS-4736 so that they break down in the commercial composting process. You will know if they are compostable because there will be an image of the seedling logo.
No plastic, degradable or biodegradable bags should be put in your green organics bin.