waste composting factsheet

Contents from your waste composting bin (green-topped), collected weekly, are processed at the RRRC into high quality compost used in local farming.

All food, organic and general household waste, grass clippings and small prunings go into your waste composting bin (green-topped).

NOTE: To ensure this waste stream is not contaminated and the composting process compromised, please keep the following items out of your green composting bin.

  • NO Glass
    (ALL glass goes in your recycling bin (yellow-topped).
  • NO Batteries. Place batteries into community Battery Disposal Bins.
  • NO Hazardous Waste: petrol, gas cylinders, & poisons, pool chemicals, cleaners, acids, liquids.
  • NO Medical wastes or needles.
  • NO construction, demolition & building materials
    (no bricks, sand, soil, concrete, rocks or asbestos).

The green-topped bin is for household waste, such as kitchen scraps and garden clippings, which can be composted, just like a home compost bin
Band-Aids Pens/biros/textas/pencils
Baskets Placemats
Cassette tapes (audio & video) Plastic Cutlery
Cooking fat Pottery
Cork soap Sanitary Pads
Cotton wool Soap
Cotton wool buds Tampons
Disposable nappies Terracotta tiles/pots
Fly tape Tissues
Food and vegetable scraps Toothbrushes
Garden waste (small prunings and glass clippings) Toothpaste tubes
Kitty litter Toys (broken)
Lolly wrappers Vacuum cleaner dust
Manure/animal droppings Vinyl school bags (broken)
Oil (cooking) Wood (garden pruning)
Picture frames (broken

Using your Bins


To assist waste and recycling operators in servicing your bin on collection day:

  • Bins should be placed within 1.5 metres of the road kerb by 6:00am on collection day, with the handles facing towards the property, without the bin blocking footpaths or driveways.
  • Place your yellow recycling bin about half a metre from the green bin to allow clear access for the side loading service vehicle’s grab arm.
  • Please do not overfill your bin as the rubbish and recycling trucks’ hydraulics cannot lift bins weighing over 70kg, or those overfull with the lid open. Hot or burning ash, liquid wastes, oil, paint, solvents or heavy materials should not be placed in your bin as they may damage the bin, waste collection vehicle and the environment.
  • Your bin lid must close so that the contents do not spill when it is lifted or the lid does not blow open causing street litter.
  • Place your bin clear of parked cars, trees, poles, etc to allow clear access to the service vehicles.
  • Only waste placed inside the bin will be collected.
Green-Topped Bin


  • Return bins to your property as soon as possible.
  • Store bins in a shaded area.
  • Clean bins regularly.
  • Wrap all moist and perishable foods in newspaper before placing in your green bin.
  • Freeze all smelly food and place in your green bin the night before collection.
  • Put lawn clippings and small prunings on top of the material in your green bin to prevent jamming.

Remember the following items will contaminate your composting bin, so please –
NO glass or ceramic items
NO hazardous waste: chemicals, batteries or printer cartridges
NO demolition or building materials