Kitchen Organics

Kitchen organics baskets and compostable bags make recycling food waste easy.

Free liner bags

Every year, generally in July, household are provided with two free rolls of 150 compostable liner bags (about a year’s supply) for their kitchen organics basket.

How to collect

Bio bag and binThe Council's kitchen organics service is a significant waste reduction initiative to encourage and support the recycling of household food waste. The system allows you to separately store food waste from other household waste, then easily deposit it into your green organics bin, along with your organic garden waste.

The Council has supplied every house with a ventilated kitchen organics basket and a roll of compostable liner bags. Plastic bags (even if they are bio degradable) must not be used in the basket as they are not compostable. The basket is dishwasher safe.

Please note: The basket is to remain at your property. If you move house, please leave the basket and bags at the property for the next occupant to use.


How to get a basket

If you are a new resident and your house does not have a kitchen organics basket, please contact our Customer Service Team 


How to get additional compostable bags

The Council annually supplies each household with 150 compostable liner bags (2 rolls of 75 bags) free of charge. These bags are made from vegetable products and suitable for use in the kitchen organics collection service.

Each July, the Council sends each household a voucher to bring into a Council Customer Service Centre in exchange for the liner bags. 

Additional rolls of compostable liner bags may be purchased from the Council at a cost of $4.50 (per 75 bag roll).


Download a brochure

The Kitchen Organics Service brochure, available in five languages, will get you started and answer any questions you may have along the way.

Kitchen Organics - English

Download: English version

Kitchen Organics - Greek

Download - Greek version

Kitchen Organics - Hindi

Download - Hindi version

Kitchen Organics - Italian

Download - Italian version

Kitchen Organics - Chinese

Download - Chinese version