Recovering food waste for compost

To help reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill, Narromine Shire Council will be introducing a new food and garden waste collection service.

Residents within the Narromine Shire area, currently receiving a kerb side waste collection, will be receiving a new 240L lime green lid food and garden waste bin throughout May and June 2018. The new collection service starts after 1 July 2018 and will be collected weekly.

Narromine Shire Council’s General Manager, Jane Redden said “a recent community survey has shown that while many residents practice home composting or feed scraps to animals, food waste from 70% of our community still goes into general waste and ends up in landfill.”

“Food waste in landfill causes a number of problems including methane gas production and toxic leachates into our environment.”

“The new lime green food and garden waste bin will allow Council to directly collect food and garden waste and turn it into compost reducing our landfill levels” she said.

An information pack, kitchen caddy and kitchen caddy liners are being delivered with your new bin. Please refer to this pack for more details about how to use the new service.

Residents are reminded NOT to put the new lime green lidded waste bin out for collection prior to 1 July 2018.

The survey was conducted by Council in late March.

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.

Further Media Contacts: 

Narromine Shire Council, General Manager, Jane Redden T: 0407 438 422

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