Using your kitchen caddy for food waste presents the biggest opportunity to reduce the household waste you send to landfill.
Around 40% of household waste is food scraps. Placing food and garden organics to the green bin is great for the environment. Most landfill greenhouse gas emissions come from decomposing organics like food scraps.
Organic nutrients should be reused to grow plants and food, not sent to waste in landfill. Food waste and garden organics make compost and mulch. This is a great soil conditioner for gardens, farms and sporting fields that reduces weeds and helps retain water.
Changes to compostable bags
This year we are trialing a different service for compostable bags because data indicates only one in three households use them.
We want to improve access for our residents that do use the system by delivering bags as required before you run out and have to wait for an annual delivery. We hope improving access to compostable bags and caddies will increase usage.
This is a trial and we will monitor your orders to determine future distribution methods. Each residential PAE premise is entitled to 150 bags each year, and one kitchen caddy.
Compostable bags are available for collection at Civic Centre, Enfield and Greenacres Libraries or to request a delivery of bags or a replacement kitchen caddy, contact us online at www.cityofpae.sa.gov.au/onlineform/bin-new-caddy or call 8405 6600
All food scraps go in the green bin, including:
- Cake and bread
- Cooked and processed food
- Fruit and vegetables
- Meat, seafood and bones (cooked or raw)
- Coffee grounds and tea bags
- Egg and oyster shells
- Paper towel and tissues
- Dairy products (cheese and yoghurt)
- Compostable bags and cutlery with the certified compostable symbol