Food Waste Recycling with Kitchen Caddys

All Food Scraps Are Good To Go!

Food scraps are a valuable resource that we can no longer waste. A 2015 bin audit found 47% of material in the waste bin were food scraps or uneaten food. Food scraps placed in the green organics bin will be composted by Jeffries and turned into compost and mulch. Recycling food scraps increases resource recovery, reduces waste to landfill and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

All food can go into the green organics bin including:

  • food scraps and peels
  • cake and bread crusts
  • fruit and vegetables
  • teabags and coffee grounds
  • meat scraps, bones and seafood (raw and cooked)
  • egg and oyster shells
  • cheese and yoghurt
  • leftover takeway foods

There are several ways you can recycle your food scraps. You can choose which best suits your household!

  1. Put your food scraps in loose
  2. Wrap your food scraps in newspaper
  3. Use compostable bags and a kitchen caddy 

Kitchen Caddy - How to Use

Kitchen Caddies and compostable bags are available from the City of Mitcham Civic Centre, 131 Belair Road, Torrens Park and the Blackwood Library, 215 Main Road, Blackwood at a discounted price (inc GST)

  • Kitchen caddy and roll of 52 compostable bags: $12
  • Roll of 52 compostable bags: $5
  • Roll of 100 compostable bags: $9

Please note : only certified compostable bags available through Council should be used.

Compostable bags are made of 100% compostable materials that decompose during the commercial composting process. Compostable bags differ to biodegradable bags so it is important to only use compostable bags when recycling your food scraps.

Free Kitchen Caddy Trial

The City of Mitcham, with funding support from a Food Waste Incentive Grant from Green Industries SA, is undertaking a food waste green organics trial with the goal to reduce food waste going to landfill. 

Towards the end of 2018 Council will supply a bench top container (kitchen caddy), compostable bags and education materials to 5,500 households in St Marys, Clapham, Panorama, Pasadena and Eden Hills. 

The pilot program, which will be undertaken over the next three years, aims to divert green organics from landfill.

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