Compost collection coming next month

Waste not: Janette and Tom get ready to send their food scraps for composting. Picture: Supplied

FOOD scraps will be accepted and turned into compost as part of the new kerbside food waste collection service starting from 1 October.

Frankston residents can put food scraps in their garden waste bin for it be collected and composted.

The mayor Michael O’Reilly said “the kerbside food waste collection is going to divert food waste away from landfill and redirect it to provide an invaluable resource to our farmers for use as nutrient rich compost.”

“Frankston City Council is one of only eight Victorian councils to divert food waste from landfill, part of our ongoing commitment to reducing the city’s eco-footprint. Food waste is often mistakenly thought to be quite harmless, however, it can cause significant damage as it breaks down.”

Register for a garden waste bin by phoning 1300 322 322.

First published in the Frankston Times – 9 September 2019

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