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Turn your scraps into soil

Turn your scraps into soil We’re calling on local apartment-dwellers to take part in our new free trial to help reduce food scraps going to landfill. Yes We’re calling on local apartment-dwellers to take part in our new free trial to help reduce food scraps going to landfill. News and Updates; Media Releases
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​We’re calling on local apartment-dwellers to take part in our new free trial to help reduce food scraps going to landfill.
City of Canterbury Bankstown Mayor, Khal Asfour, said food scraps make up half of the average red bin, which goes straight to landfill.
“You and your neighbours can turn food scraps – like vegetables, fruit, bread, meat and bones – into a useful resource and reduce your environmental footprint,” Mayor Asfour said.
“By separating your food scraps, you will be improving our local environment and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
Council is trialling a dedicated food scrap collection service in a limited number of unit blocks and is calling for expressions of interest.
If your block is selected, each participating household will receive: 

  • A key/code to access a new 240-litre communal food scrap bin (the same size as a standard yellow lid recycling bin);
  • A seven-litre food caddy ) and compostable bags to collect and carry your food scraps;
  • Educational resources;
  • A weekly collection for the food scrap bin.

Mayor Asfour said the trial is open to residents living in apartments, units or flats
“We are looking for a minimum of two households in each unit block to participate, but the more the merrier – so go out and recruit your neighbours today,” Mayor Asfour said.
To register your interest, and read the full eligibility criteria, visit cb.city/foodscrapbin


 18/11/2020 3:29 PM