Make food scraps recycling work in your apartment building

Information and resources for building managers and building champions. Learn how you can help make the service work in your building.

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Building resources

Download posters, letters and other helpful resources to share with your residents.

To get your building involved in the service

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Once you’re part of the service, here’s how to make it work

What can and can’t go in the food scraps bin

 Items accepted in the food scraps bin include leftovers and spoiled food; fruit and veg peelings; dairy products; eggs and eggshells; meat, small bones, fish and seafood (no shells); bread, pastries, cakes and biscuits; rice, grains, cereals and noodles; and tea bags, tea leaves and coffee grounds. Items not accepted in the food scraps bin include food-soiled paper towels or napkins; plastic bags and plastic film; food packaging, takeaway containers, meat trays and foil; and general rubbish.

Food scraps recycling service collection days

Check the table below to see when your building's maroon lid food scraps bins are collected.

Suburb Collection days

Darlinghurst, Elizabeth Bay, Erskineville, Eveleigh, Potts Point, Pyrmont, Redfern, Rosebery, Rushcutters Bay, Surry Hills, Ultimo, Waterloo, Woolloomooloo, Zetland

Mondays and Thursdays

Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Camperdown, Centennial Park, Chippendale, Darlington, Dawes Point, Forest Lodge, Glebe, Haymarket, Millers Point, Newtown, Paddington, Sydney

Tuesdays and Fridays

Contact us

If you have any questions call 02 9265 9333 or email [email protected].