Food waste makes up the largest proportion of your blue lid waste bin (around 38% of the contents by weight) but it should actually go in your green organics bin!
By placing your food waste in your green organics bin, it gets processed with your green garden waste and turned into a high quality nutrient rich compost which is put back into beautifying our gardens, instead of being sent to landfill. It also helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is better for the environment.
To make collecting your food scraps easy, we are offering all households a free ventilated kitchen caddy and roll of compostable bags delivered to your house. All food scraps simply go into the lined kitchen caddy, which you can then empty directly into your green organics bin every 2-3 days.
We are currently awaiting the new ventilated kitchen caddys to arrive so we are taking a wait list for expected delivery to occur late November/December.
Please note: Delivery will occur from late November/early December in time for Christmas.
Can’t wait? You can grab a free standard solid kitchen caddy (pictured above) at our Civic Centre (Woodville) or any of our five Libraries, just drop-in during opening hours and bring some ID to show you are a CCS resident.
The benefits of a ventilated caddy:
- Food scraps can lose 17% of their weight after 3 days in a ventilated caddy due to water evaporation (up to 28% after 7 days).
- Reduce likelihood of odours.
- Reduced condensation inside the caddy.
Studies have also shown that people using ventilated kitchen caddies divert more food than other food waste collection systems which saves our planet and contributes positively to our circular economy, enabling our food waste to go back into our gardens.
Run out of bags? Come in to our Civic Centre or any of our Libraries to pick up another roll for free – just bring ID to confirm you’re a Charles Sturt resident.
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