Food and Garden Waste Service

Feedback on the Food and Garden Waste Service concluded on 30 September 2021.

We are excited to announce that the optional food and garden waste service will be available next year from July 2022. Households with a green-lidded kerbside garden organics bin will be able to divert food and garden waste from landfill and turn it into valuable compost. The financial and environmental costs of landfill are rising fast, so it is important we divert as much waste as possible from landfill.

The introduction of the Food and Garden Waste service is a key action in our Waste Strategy, 'Rubbish to Resource', developed following community consultations in 2018.

The average Whitehorse garbage bin contains approximately 44% of food waste and more than 50% organic waste, a valuable resource sent to landfill.

The space in landfill is limited and the costs of sending waste to landfill are rising fast. By including food waste in the garden organics bin, we will be reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a valuable compost product that can be used for farms, parks and gardens across Victoria.

We will provide information and materials closer to the service beginning, to make it clean and easy to separate your food waste and divert it from landfill.

Our current service cannot process food waste, so don’t start yet!

Have your say on how we can support our community to utilise the food and garden waste service effectively by completing the short survey below. Responses will be received until 30 September 2021.

Feedback on the Food and Garden Waste Service concluded on 30 September 2021.

We are excited to announce that the optional food and garden waste service will be available next year from July 2022. Households with a green-lidded kerbside garden organics bin will be able to divert food and garden waste from landfill and turn it into valuable compost. The financial and environmental costs of landfill are rising fast, so it is important we divert as much waste as possible from landfill.

The introduction of the Food and Garden Waste service is a key action in our Waste Strategy, 'Rubbish to Resource', developed following community consultations in 2018.

The average Whitehorse garbage bin contains approximately 44% of food waste and more than 50% organic waste, a valuable resource sent to landfill.

The space in landfill is limited and the costs of sending waste to landfill are rising fast. By including food waste in the garden organics bin, we will be reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating a valuable compost product that can be used for farms, parks and gardens across Victoria.

We will provide information and materials closer to the service beginning, to make it clean and easy to separate your food waste and divert it from landfill.

Our current service cannot process food waste, so don’t start yet!

Have your say on how we can support our community to utilise the food and garden waste service effectively by completing the short survey below. Responses will be received until 30 September 2021.

Page last updated: 27 May 2022, 09:25 AM