Our greener 3-bin service starts in mid-2018.
From 30 July 2018, all food scraps go into your green bin along with garden waste.
- Green bins will be emptied every week
- There will still be the same space for waste – two 240 litre bins will be emptied each week
- Bin days will stay the same
- You will still have three bins – for garbage, green and recycling
All food, along with garden waste, will go to a new composting facility at Awaba where it will be processed into Australian Standard compost. This means:
- Food waste is kept out of landfill which reduces greenhouse gas emissions
- The life of our only landfill at the Awaba Waste Management Facility is extended
- Council keeps waste services cost effective into the future
- Residents have a practical way to help our environment
Why weekly green and fortnightly garbage
Around one third of the waste in garbage bins is food, and decomposing food is the main source of smell in our bins. Once food moves from garbage to the green bin, it needs to be collected weekly to minimise smell.
A starter kit will be delivered to your home. It will include:
- Full service instructions and a collection calendar
- A kitchen food scraps bin
- A supply of compostable bags
- New stickers for your green bin
Register to receive handy SMS reminders and tips during service start and go in the running to win an iPad*.
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The facts about what’s changing and when
The journey so far
Background of the 3-bin service
In 2016, 70 households trialled our new service for 66 days
Frequently asked questions
Answers to the most commonly asked questions
Page last updated: 06 March 2018