Waste Management

Organics Collection Service

On 4 September 2017 Council introduced changes to the kerbside collection service.


What can go in my Organics bin?

The following is a guide to what you can put in the green organics bin:

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Meat scraps and bones
  • Fish and seafood (including shells)
  • Dairy products
  • Pasta and rice
  • Bread and bakery products
  • Teabags and coffee grounds
  • Tissues and paper towels
  • Hair
  • Pet manures and compostable kitty litter
  • Lawn clippings
  • Garden prunings (including weeds and rose trimmings)
  • Twigs and branches under 100mm in diameter

Why do we have a food and garden organics (green lid) bin?

The food and garden organics bin was introduced because this waste made up a large portion (up to 61%) of the average household’s landfill bin. By collecting food and garden organics we're diverting kitchen organics from landfill while also giving people a disposal option for garden waste. This means less waste to landfill and reduces how fast we fill up the landfill while reducing  greenhouse gas and leachate into the environment. Since the introduction of the Organic's service, Bass Coast residents have been diverting up to 77% of kerbside waste from landfill. Further details can be found in the Organics Bin FAQ information sheet (PDF 168kb) and Education brochure (PDF 203kb).

What do I do with my old bins?

If you have an old council bin, you can drop it off at any of council's waste transfer stations or recycle bank free of charge. Old bins will not be serviced if presented on the kerbside for collection.

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