FOOD waste recycling will be introduced throughout the Kingston municipality next month.
Kingston residents can use their green waste bin to recycle food scraps from May onwards. Meat, fish, bones, cooked food, dairy products, and vegetables can all be recycled into compost.
The mayor Georgina Oxley said “food waste makes up about 35 per cent of Kingston’s household waste that is sent to landfill. Soon we will be able to start transforming it into nutrient rich compost for Victorian farmers rather than creating harmful greenhouse gases in landfill.”
“In May, every home with an existing green bin will receive a free food waste caddy and a supply of compostable caddy bin liners,” she said. “The caddy is a small bin that can be used to collect food scraps to transfer from your kitchen to your food and green waste bin, or your home compost if you have one. The compostable bags can be used to line the caddy or to bag smelly food before putting it in the green waste bin.
“It’s really important that we all do our bit to help the environment and by getting involved in food waste recycling our community is also helping our farmers grow healthy crops.”
Residents without a green bin can call council on 1300 653 356 to order one. More information at kingston.vic.gov.au/foodwaste.