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Kitchen Organics

The kitchen organics service makes composting food easy.

Kitchen organics basketEach household in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is entitled to one free kitchen organics caddy.

The caddy can be used to store food waste before it is emptied into the green bin to be collected with garden waste. This stops food waste being sent to landfill and is recycled into compost.

Please note: This offer is only available to residential properties that do not have a kitchen organics caddy. If you are a business, school, non-for-profit, other and would like to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill, register to receive updates

How do I get a kitchen organics caddy

Kitchen caddies are only available to residential properties that do not already have a kitchen organics caddy.

Kitchen caddies come with an annual supply of compostable bags (BioBags).

Pick up

Kitchen caddies can be collected from the Norwood Town Hall Customer Service Centre or our Libraries

Please note: the kitchen organics caddy is to remain at your property. If you move house, leave the basket and bags at the property for the next occupant to use. Caddys are dishwasher safe.

Which bags can I use in my kitchen organics caddy

Each household is entitled to an annual supply of compostable bags to go in their caddy.

Compostable bags can be collected from the Norwood Town Hall Customer Service Centre or our Libraries

The liners used in the caddy must be 100% compostable, please only use certified Australian Standard AS4736 compostable liners.

 
Don’t waste your rates - $395,000 annually could be saved in landfill costs!

2019 waste audit findings

In 2019, East Waste on behalf of its member councils carried out the largest kerbside bin audit undertaken in South Australia.

The audit returned some good results for the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters but also highlighted improvements that would result in less waste going to landfill and significant cost savings.

Key finding from audit

43.4% of waste found in General Waste Bins (red lid bin) was compostable material and should have been placed in Organics Bins (green lid bin). If disposed of correctly this compostable material could have been turned into soil and garden compost and saved $395,000 annually in landfill costs.

Positive findings from the audit:

  • 57% of resources diverted from landfill by being placed in the correct bin
  • 95% of garden organic materials placed in the correct bin
  • 95% of glass items placed in the correct bin
  • 82% of paper and cardboard placed in the correct bin.

To find out which bin your waste should go into and to learn more about diverting waste from landfill, visit: Waste & Recycling Guide

For more information, contact: Norwood Town Hall Customer Service