The green organics bin is collected weekly and the contents are recycled into compost. The Council aims to reduce contamination of organic bins to preserve the integrity of the compost, and to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
What can go in the green organics bin
- Fruit and vegetables including pips and stones
- Meat, bones and fish
- Bread, pastries and flours
- Cut flowers, prunings, cuttings and branches
- Coffee grindings and tea bags
- Dairy products
- Garden waste
- Human and animal hair
- Food-soiled cardboard containers, paper towels and serviettes.
Food waste can be wrapped in newspaper before putting it in the green bin. You can also use paper or cardboard to line your bin.
What can't go in your green organics bin
- Liquids, flax, cabbage trees, human/animal waste
- Plastics of any sort (e.g. plant pots, any plastic or bio-plastic bags, cling film)
- Biodegradable and compostable bags, packaging and nappies
- Coffee/takeaway cups and lids
- Timber, sawdust, ash, stones, gravel, bricks or dirt
- Grass clippings sprayed with herbicide containing Clopyralid
- Prunings, cuttings and branches longer than 70 cm in length and 7.5 cm in diameter
- Dead animals/pets.