Kitchen food scraps

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Food scraps survey-Thank you!

Thank you for completing the food scraps survey. We’ve had an overwhelming response with over 8300 completed surveys returned. This is the largest response to a Randwick City Council community survey ever. The survey showed overwhelming support from our community for kitchen waste recycling. You can download a full copy of the report from this site.




Food scraps collection service

Since November 2013, Randwick City Council has been trialling food scraps collection. Some 4,900 units participated and we have collected 60 tonnes of food waste so far.

About 40% garbage bin content is food waste and by recycling food waste, we can reduce landfill costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Food waste can be recycled as compost and used to generate electricity.

The NSW Government has a target to increase the recycling rate for solid waste to 70% by 2021-22. Food waste recycling can help meet this target, reduce costs and give an environmental benefit.

Information for food scraps trial participants

Compostable Bin liners

You can pick these up during working hours from:

  • Administrative Centre, 30 Frances Street, Randwick
  • Randwick Community Centre, 30 Munda Street, Randwick
  • Randwick Recycling Centre, 72 Perry Street, Matraville
  • Bowen Library and Community Centre, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
  • Margaret Martin Library, Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick
  • Malabar Library, 1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville.

Kitchen benchtop bins/caddies

If you have moved into a unit block that has food scraps collection service and need a kitchen caddy, contact Council on 1300 722 542.

A caddy makes it easy to source separate and store your food scraps for recycling and works well with the compostable bags.

Food scraps survey-Thank you!

Thank you for completing the food scraps survey. We’ve had an overwhelming response with over 8300 completed surveys returned. This is the largest response to a Randwick City Council community survey ever. The survey showed overwhelming support from our community for kitchen waste recycling. You can download a full copy of the report from this site.




Food scraps collection service

Since November 2013, Randwick City Council has been trialling food scraps collection. Some 4,900 units participated and we have collected 60 tonnes of food waste so far.

About 40% garbage bin content is food waste and by recycling food waste, we can reduce landfill costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Food waste can be recycled as compost and used to generate electricity.

The NSW Government has a target to increase the recycling rate for solid waste to 70% by 2021-22. Food waste recycling can help meet this target, reduce costs and give an environmental benefit.

Information for food scraps trial participants

Compostable Bin liners

You can pick these up during working hours from:

  • Administrative Centre, 30 Frances Street, Randwick
  • Randwick Community Centre, 30 Munda Street, Randwick
  • Randwick Recycling Centre, 72 Perry Street, Matraville
  • Bowen Library and Community Centre, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
  • Margaret Martin Library, Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick
  • Malabar Library, 1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville.

Kitchen benchtop bins/caddies

If you have moved into a unit block that has food scraps collection service and need a kitchen caddy, contact Council on 1300 722 542.

A caddy makes it easy to source separate and store your food scraps for recycling and works well with the compostable bags.

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  • We've started delivering caddies - if you haven't received yours yet give us a call on 1300 722 542.

    If you've received yours you can start using it immediately.

    Tell us what you think about your caddy. For example, is it easy to use? Do you notice any difference in the amount of rubbish in your household rubbish bin? 

    Notice for trial participants - There has been a small delay in getting the food waste stickers onto some of the building's bins. We have now rectified this problem, so most buildings will now have between two to four red lid bins where you can put your food waste. If you have more than one bin bay, there should be at least one bin with a sticker. Call us if you have any questions about this.

    We've started delivering caddies - if you haven't received yours yet give us a call on 1300 722 542.

    If you've received yours you can start using it immediately.

    Tell us what you think about your caddy. For example, is it easy to use? Do you notice any difference in the amount of rubbish in your household rubbish bin? 

    Notice for trial participants - There has been a small delay in getting the food waste stickers onto some of the building's bins. We have now rectified this problem, so most buildings will now have between two to four red lid bins where you can put your food waste. If you have more than one bin bay, there should be at least one bin with a sticker. Call us if you have any questions about this.

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