Consultation has concluded.
Food scraps survey-Thank you!Thank you for completing the food scraps survey. We’ve had an overwhelming response with over 8300 completed surveys returned. This is the largest response to a Randwick City Council community survey ever. The survey showed overwhelming support from our community for kitchen waste recycling. You can download a full copy of the report from this site.
Food scraps collection service
Since November 2013, Randwick City Council has been trialling food scraps collection. Some 4,900 units participated and we have collected 60 tonnes of food waste so far.
About 40% garbage bin content is food waste and by recycling food waste, we can reduce landfill costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Food waste can be recycled as compost and used to generate electricity.
The NSW Government has a target to increase the recycling rate for solid waste to 70% by 2021-22. Food waste recycling can help meet this target, reduce costs and give an environmental benefit.
Information for food scraps trial participants
Compostable Bin liners
You can pick these up during working hours from:
- Administrative Centre, 30 Frances Street, Randwick
- Randwick Community Centre, 30 Munda Street, Randwick
- Randwick Recycling Centre, 72 Perry Street, Matraville
- Bowen Library and Community Centre, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
- Margaret Martin Library, Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Randwick
- Malabar Library, 1203 Anzac Parade, Matraville.
Kitchen benchtop bins/caddies
If you have moved into a unit block that has food scraps collection service and need a kitchen caddy, contact Council on 1300 722 542.
A caddy makes it easy to source separate and store your food scraps for recycling and works well with the compostable bags.