Food waste drop off bins

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Campaspe Shire Council accepts all food waste at the Echuca and Mt Scobie Resource Recovery Centres. Food waste can be deposited into the bins provided at each site free of charge. See below a list of items that are accepted and those that are not. 

Please ensure if you are bagging your food waste, use only the AS4736 compostable bags (with the seedling symbol), as pictured here.        Seedling Logo - AS 4736.PNG

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  • All food waste
  • Coffee grinds, tea leaves, tea bags
  • Used paper towels, tissues, serviettes
  • Compostable bags and packaging with seedling symbol AS code
  • Paper straws - used
  • Takeaway coffee cups, lids (if they have seedling symbol)
  • Contaminated paper and cardboard (such as used pizza boxes)
  • Animal waste
  • Paper based cat litter
  • Human hair, animal hair, animal feathers

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  • Any plastic that is not compostable
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Fruit stickers
  • Nappies, wet wipes
  • Coffee pods (including compostable pods)
  • Gardening tools, equipment
  • Plastic pot plants, plant tags

What happens to your food waste?

All food waste collected at these resource recovery centres are sent to Biomix (Council’s contracted reprocessor), to be composted. The service aims to reduce the amount of food waste ending up in the red bin and ultimately landfill. If you don't have a green bin, please use the food waste drop off bins in Echuca and Kyabram (Mt Scobie).