Food scraps recycling trial

Food scraps recycling trial

Live in a participating apartment building?

If you live in one of the apartment buildings selected for the trial and you want to take part, you need to order your free kitchen caddy online by 31 May 2019.

Order your caddy

Food scraps recycling trial

We've selected 100 apartment buildings and 300 houses across the city to take part in our residential food scraps recycling trial.

The trial will start in mid-2019 and will run for 12 months.

How the trial will work

If you live in one of the houses or apartment buildings selected for the trial, we'll provide you with everything you need to begin separating your food scraps from your rubbish at home. This includes a food scraps bin, small kitchen caddy and compostable caddy liner bags.

All you’ll need to do is use the kitchen caddy and liners to collect and store your food scraps in your kitchen. Then, when you're ready, put them in your food scraps recycling bin for collection. Too easy!

Please note, your food scraps bin may be collected on a different day to your usual waste and recycling collection. If your house or apartment building has been selected to participate in the trial, we’ll let you know when your bins will be scheduled for collection.

Getting your kitchen caddy and bin

If you live in one of the houses selected for the trial, we'll deliver your kitchen caddy, compostable liner bags and food scraps bin to your house just before the trial starts.

If you live in one of the apartment buildings selected for the trial and you want to take part, you need to order your free kitchen caddy online by 31 May 2019.

Order your caddy

We'll deliver your kitchen caddy and liner bags to your building shortly before the trial begins.

Contacts

If you need further information, please contact our customer service team:

02 9265 9333


 

Why recycle food scraps?  

Food waste typically makes up one third of our residents’ rubbish bins (red lid). By collecting and recycling food scraps separately, we can reduce waste to landfill and convert the food scraps into green electricity and nutrient-rich organic fertiliser for use on gardens and farms. This will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and nourish our environment.

The food scraps recycling trial is an initiative of our Leave nothing to waste – waste strategy and action plan 2017–2030, and is one of the actions we’re taking to help achieve our zero waste target by 2030. The results of this trial will shape future food scraps recycling services across the City of Sydney local area.



This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW Environment Protection Authority's Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

If your house or building wasn't selected, you can still reduce your food waste

You can avoid or reduce generating food waste by planning your meals, shopping wisely and storing food correctly. See Love Food Hate Waste for tips on how to cut down your food waste, save money and reduce your impact on the environment.  

Think about composting food scraps or setting up a worm farm. You can also contact your local community garden – many in our area accept food waste for composting. Or get involved in community-run food scrap recycling initiatives like ShareWaste or Positive Waste.



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Last updated: Tuesday, 30 April 2019