Kitchen caddy
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Free kitchen caddy with compostable liners

To help collect and carry food-scraps from your kitchen to the organics bin, Council has provided a kitchen caddy with a roll of compostable liners.

The green bin is for food and garden organics and is collected weekly.

Helpful hints

  • you’ll find free resources on line to help you learn how to buy, cook and preserve food to avoid wasting food and money - www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au 
  • change your bin liner whenever you put in soggy food scraps
  • line the caddy with newspaper or paper towel to help soak up excess moisture if needed
  • newspaper or paper towel can help stop sharp bones or prawn shells piercing the liner
  • freezing meat and seafood scraps until closer to collection can reduce odours
  • tie the bin liner up securely before disposing into your green bin to reduce possible odours
  • order your replacement roll of liners a couple of weeks before you run out

How to use your kitchen caddy

  • place a compostable liner in your caddy, wrap edges over the side and keep lid shut when not in use
  • fill your caddy with all food waste, even things you can’t compost at home
  • after a few days or whenever the liner is almost full, tie it off and place it in your green organics bin with your other organic waste like garden prunings and grass clippings

Kitchen caddy bags

  • you must only use Council-provided compostable liners in the kitchen caddy (never plastic bags)
  • the liners are made of corn starch and break down in the commercial composting facility

A free roll of replacement compostable liners for your kitchen caddy can be delivered to your home by calling the Waste Hotline on 1300 342 207.

Logos: NSW Government, NSW Environmental Trust, and NSW EPA

This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s
Waste Less Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.