You can pay a small annual fee to have a 240 litre food and garden waste bin, where you can put food waste such as fruit and vegetable scraps, egg shells, coffee grounds, bread and cooked meat and bones, as well as garden waste such as grass clippings, cut up branches and prunings. The food and garden waste bin has a light green lid.
Property owners can order a food and garden waste bin online or by calling us on 9217 2170.
If you are a tenant, talk to your landlord, property manager or agent if you would like a food and garden waste bin. Your landlord will need to give their permission and contact us to order the bin.
Residents or body corporates with special needs or requirements should phone JJ Richards on 8793 9034.
Food and garden waste is collected each fortnight, on the opposite fortnight to your recycling bin, and on the same day as your garbage bin.
To find out your garbage collection day:
Bins get collected as normal on public holidays that fall on business days except for the following public holidays:
If these public holidays fall on a business day bins will be collected a day later and collections may run one day behind schedule for the rest of that week.
From 1 July 2020, residents will be able to include food scraps in their fortnightly garden waste bin.
If you have any questions about the food waste program contact us on 9217 2170.
You can put the following materials in your food and garden waste bin:
You should not put the following items in your food and garden waste bin:
If you wish to cancel your food and garden waste bin service, you must let us know in writing.
Please note: No credit or refund will be issued if you cancel the service part-way through the financial year.
Complete an online form below.