Food scraps recycling trial

Food scraps recycling trial

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If you submitted an expression of interest to take part in our food scraps recycling trial, we will send you an email in January 2019 to let you know if you have been selected to participate.

Food scraps recycling trial

In mid-2019 we'll start a trial food scraps recycling service for residents. We will select up to 100 apartment buildings and about 300 houses to be involved in the trial for a period of 12 months.

Food waste makes up one third of our residents’ general waste bin (red lid). By collecting and recycling food scraps separately, we can make sure food waste is turned into high quality compost or fertiliser that can be used on gardens and farms.

The 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

How the trial will work

We will provide participating households with everything needed to begin separating out food scraps at home including a food scraps bin, kitchen caddy and compostable caddy liners.

All you’ll need to do is use the small kitchen caddy and compostable caddy liners to collect and store your food scraps in your kitchen. When you're ready, put them in your food scraps recycling bin for collection.

If your apartment building is participating in the food scraps recycling trial, we will provide plenty of information and resources to help educate and inform residents to encourage them to get involved. Resources may include posters, stickers and a how to guide.

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


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

02 9265 9333

Last updated: Monday, 31 December 2018