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When is it collected?
What goes into your organics bin
Only place items that can be composted in your organics bin and only use compostable bags.
**Look for the seedling logo, an international certification symbol that verifies a product's claim of compostability under Australian Standard 4736-2006.
For more information read the Joint Discussion Paper of AORA and ABA entitled 'Certified Compostable Bioplastics'.
Remember the rule: 'If it didn't grow, it doesn't go in your organics bin'.
Find out more about compostable bags.
- food scraps
- cut flowers
- hair - human and pet
- kitty litter - compostable only
- lawn clippings
- pet poo
- small branches up to 15cm wide x 60cm long
- twigs and bark
- compostable bags
- paper or cardboard - ripped or shredded eg heavily soiled pizza boxes
- tissues and paper towel
Find out more about food scraps recycling
What not to put in your organics bin
- dirt, sand or soil
- garden and other tools
- household waste
- irrigation hoses
- kitty litter - clay and crystal types
- painted or treated timber
- plant pots and trays
- plastic of any kind
- rocks and stones.