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Kitchen Organics Basket

Get your own Kitchen Organics Basket today!

Council supplies households 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 and reused rather than sending it to landfill.

Council will provide each household with a supply of 150 compostable bags each financial year. If you run out of bags before the next scheduled delivery, additional rolls can be collected from Customer Service at Payinthi (128 Prospect Road) subject to available stocks. Certified compostable bags can also be purchased at local supermarkets or you could line your basket with newspaper.

If you don’t have or are missing a kitchen organics basket at your property, please email us at

Items suitable for the kitchen organics basket include:

  • Fruit and vegetable scraps
  • Dairy products (e.g. cheese, no plastic bags)
  • Egg shells, oyster shells
  • Tissues and paper serviettes
  • Meat and bones (raw or cooked)
  • Tea bags and coffee
  • Hair

Items NOT accepted in the kitchen organics basket:

  • Plastic bags
  • Cling wrap
  • Dishcloths and sponges
  • Nappies
  • Cigarette butts or ash
  • Kitty Litter
  • Cans and metals
  • Glass and ceramics

If you would like more information on our Kitchen Organics Basket program, please call (08) 8269 5355 or email us at