Kitchen caddy and liner bags for food scraps


I want to...

  • Find my collection day
  • Book a pick-up
  • Replace or repair my bin
  • Report a missed collection
  • Recycle e-waste

Is your apartment building participating in the trial? Need a kitchen caddy?

Order your caddy

Limit of 1 caddy per household.

Not all plastic bags are the same

Only use certified compostable bags in your kitchen caddy or food scraps recycling bin. Compostable bags are made of plant material and are suitable for the special microbial treatment process we will use to recycle your food scraps.

Plastic, degradable and biodegradable bags must not be placed into your food scraps bin. Degradable and biodegradable bags can contain plastic and heavy metals and that are not suitable for composting or microbial treatment.

Your supply of compostable caddy liner bags

We've supplied all households that have registered to participate in the trial with an initial supply of 200 compostable caddy liner bags.

When using the food scraps service regularly, these bags should last the average household approximately 12 months.

If you use caddy liner bags they must be AS 4736 certified compostable – look for this symbol.

Never use plastic, degradable or biodegradable bags.

Want more compostable bags?

You can purchase more compostable liner bags from a number of local stores and online sources including those listed below.


  • Bunnings
  • Coles
  • Woolworths


This list is not exhaustive. There may be other suppliers available. The City does not necessarily recommend any particular supplier.

Don’t want to use or buy compostable bags?

You can use newspaper to line your kitchen caddy or wrap your food scraps before placing in the maroon lid bin.

It's also perfectly fine to use your kitchen caddy or container without any lining and tip your loose food scraps straight into your maroon lid food scraps bin.

This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.NSW Government


Last updated: Monday, 29 June 2020