Food organics collection service starting

A NEW food organics collection service will start in the former Marrickville local government area next week.

The service will start on Monday, September 7, with residents from 11,400 apartments receiving kitchen bench top bins, special compostable bags and information to assist them in separating food organics at home to put into the burgundy lidded bins provided.
Inner West Mayor Darcy Byrne says this is the next step in the council’s war on waste, aimed at eliminating the 35 per cent of waste in residential garbage bins that is made up of organics that could be otherwise recycled.
“Inner West Council wants to lead the nation in eliminating organic waste. This announcement is the latest stage in the complete overhaul of our domestic waste services,” he said.
“We are about to roll out a huge community education campaign to eliminate food waste from our garbage bins.
“Food waste also has a huge impact on people’s hip pockets, with the Government estimating it costs the Australian economy $20 billion each year,” Mayor Byrne said.
Apartment buildings in the Ashfield area are scheduled to receive this service in 2021.
The new service is an extension of Leichhardt Council’s longstanding food recycling program in residential apartment buildings.