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Organic Matter

What to do with it?

Put in the rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Biodegradable coffee cups should be placed in a composting bin. Alternatively they can go in the rubbish bin.

They can not go into the recycling bin because they are biodegradable and as such do not constitute material that can be recycled.



What to do with it?

Put in your rubbish bin or compost for your garden.


Did you know?

At present food waste cannot be included in the garden organics bin because the composting facility used by City of Greater Geelong does not have an EPA licence to process food organics.

Most councils allowing food organics into their green bins are close to a commercial compost facility that is able to process this material under a specific EPA composting licence.

This is especially the case with Melbourne Metropolitan councils where the population density allows private composting operators to run a viable service for food organics.

For the small number of non-metro councils maintaining this service they are a long distance from a processing which adds significant cost to maintain this service.

At this stage there are no facilities in the Geelong area with the capacity to take all of Geelong’s garden and food organics.

The City recognises that allowing food organics into the green bin may have benefits and will be reviewing whether this is viable for the City in the future.

Find out more about composting and reducing waste.



What to do with it?

Place in a compost or rubbish bin.


Did you know?

At present food waste cannot be included in the garden organics bin because the composting facility used by City of Greater Geelong does not have an EPA licence to process food organics.

Most councils allowing food organics into their green bins are close to a commercial compost facility that is able to process this material under a specific EPA composting licence.

This is especially the case with Melbourne Metropolitan councils where the population density allows private composting operators to run a viable service for food organics.

For the small number of non-metro councils maintaining this service they are a long distance from a processing which adds significant cost to maintain this service. At this stage there are no facilities in the Geelong area with the capacity to take all of Geelong’s garden and food organics.

The City recognises that allowing food organics into the green bin may have benefits and will be reviewing whether this is viable for the City in the future.



What to do with it?

Place in the red lid rubbish bin.


Did you know?

At present food waste cannot be included in the garden organics bin because the composting facility used by City of Greater Geelong does not have an EPA licence to process food organics.

Most councils allowing food organics into their green bins are close to a commercial compost facility that is able to process this material under a specific EPA composting licence.

This is especially the case with Melbourne Metropolitan councils where the population density allows private composting operators to run a viable service for food organics.

For the small number of non-metro councils maintaining this service they are a long distance from a processing which adds significant cost to maintain this service.

At this stage there are no facilities in the Geelong area with the capacity to take all of Geelong’s garden and food organics.

The City recognises that allowing food organics into the green bin may have benefits and will be reviewing whether this is viable for the City in the future.



What to do with it?

Add to your compost bin or put in the red lid garbage bin.



What to do with it?

Place in the household compost bin or rubbish bin.


Did you know?

At present food waste cannot be included in the garden organics bin because the composting facility used by City of Greater Geelong does not have an EPA licence to process food organics.

Most councils allowing food organics into their green bins are close to a commercial compost facility that is able to process this material under a specific EPA composting licence.

This is especially the case with Melbourne Metropolitan councils where the population density allows private composting operators to run a viable service for food organics.

For the small number of non-metro councils maintaining this service they are a long distance from a processing which adds significant cost to maintain this service.

At this stage there are no facilities in the Geelong area with the capacity to take all of Geelong’s garden and food organics.

The City recognises that allowing food organics into the green bin may have benefits and will be reviewing whether this is viable for the City in the future.