The Recycling & Waste Centre will close at 1.30pm on Friday 16 December 2022. The Monash Civic Centre and the Oakleigh Service Centre will close at 2pm.
Your food and garden waste bin (green lid) is for food scraps, garden prunings and some organic material.
Put garden prunings loose in your bin.
Food can go in the bin loose or wrapped in paper towel or newspaper. No other food packaging is accepted. You can also use certified compostable bin liners – look for this logo:
Other organic material
Pizza boxes (they can also go in your recycling bin)
Any item marked degradable or biodegradable cannot go in your food and garden waste bin. Please put these in your landfill (red lid) bin.
To request posters, please contact Waste Services on 9518 3264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Food and garden waste is taken to a composting facility where it is shredded and processed through an indoor composting vessel to become compost. The compost is then used to help plants and food grow on farms and gardens around Victoria.
Watch the below video to find out how food recycling works!