Food scraps make up about one third of all general rubbish typically sent to landfill. Not only is this wasteful, it is damaging to the environment. Organic waste such as vegetable peelings, egg shells, dairy products, coffee grounds, left overs and spoiled foods contribute unnecessary bulk to waste collection, emit offensive odours, attract vermin and pests to landfill, and release methane – a greenhouse gas. The shame of it is that organic waste can be easily composted to create rich fertiliser instead. There are a number of great resources online that provide information and contacts on recycling, composting, worm farming and general waste reduction. Here’s a few:
City Of Sydney is going to run a Food Scraps Recycling program trial in 2019 and is calling for residents in the council area to register their interest in taking part.
Households, which may be houses or apartments, who take part in the trial will be provided with bin, kitchen caddy and compostable liners as well as instructions on how to separate food scraps. Homes and building participating in the trial will be noted on a schedule for bin collection (unrelated to normal waste collection).
Registration for the trial must be submitted to City Of Sydney by December 31, 2018.
For more information and to download the form visit: