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The Kitchen Organics Basket

Council supplies every resident with a Kitchen Organics Basket and 150 compostable (corn starch) bags to help assist with the collection of food scraps for disposal into the organics (lime green lid) bin. This material will be processed into compost rather than sending it to landfill. Council will provide each household with a supply of 150 compostable bags at the beginning of each financial year.

If residents run out of bags before the next scheduled delivery, they can purchase additional bags by contacting the Waste Enquiry Line on 1800 283 529.

 
Items suitable for the kitchen organics basket include

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Fruit and vegetable scraps

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Meat and bones (raw or cooked)

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Dairy products (e.g. cheese and yoghurt)

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Seafood

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Egg shells, oyster shells

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Tea bags and coffee grounds

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Tissues and paper serviettes

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Items NOT suitable for the kitchen organics basket

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No plastic bags

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No cigarette butts or ash

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No cling wrap

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No kitty litter

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No dishcloths or sponges

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No cans or metals

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No nappies

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No glass or ceramics
 
Kitchen Organics Basket Instructions
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KO Basket 1

Line your Kitchen Organics basket with one of the Council-provided corn starch bags.

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KO Basket 2

Place all of your food scraps into the lined basket.

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KO Basket 3

Remove the bag and contents every 2-3 days.

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KO Basket 4

Place the bag into your Organics (lime green lidded) bin, and put out for normal
collection, even if it's not full.

For more information about the Kitchen Organics Basket, download a copy of the Food Scraps flyer under Related Resources, or call the Waste Enquiry Line on 1800 283 529 for more information about the organics waste stream.

 

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