Even if you’re already composting using your food scraps for chooks, there is still plenty of scope to find use for the green bin. Consider it an opportunity to extend on the great work you’re already doing to reduce waste and help the environment. Unlike your residential compost heap, at the commercial composter, the process is scientifically monitored, achieving temperatures well above those you normally achieve at home.
The new green bin service accepts many food and garden organics that you can’t traditionally put in a home compost or worm farm. These include meat, bones, bread, seafood, dairy products, citrus fruits, onions, oils, kitchen paper towels and soiled tissues. In the garden, things like diseased plants, weeds, pet manure (loose or in a compostable bag) and fruit fly infected fruit (bagged in a compostable bag) can go straight in the green bin.