Bin liners and kitchen caddies

Overview

Some residents choose to line their bins to keep them clean.

Follow these guidelines for each bin to prevent your waste from ending up in landfill and your bins from being tagged when your bin is inspected.

Recycling bin

Do not line this bin and do not put your recyclables in plastic bags before placing your recycling bin. The recyclables must be loose or they will end up in landfill due to the soft plastic enclosing the recyclables.

Glass-only bin

Do not line this bin and do not put your glass in plastic bags before placing in your glass-only bin. Glass containers must be loose or they will end up in landfill due to the soft plastic enclosing the glass.

Rubbish/general waste bin

You may find that you do not need to line this bin as waste must be wrapped to minimise windblown litter at the disposal facility. You can choose to use compostable or biodegradable bin liners in your household bins to minimise environmental impact however plastic bags can also be used. 

Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) bin

For new FOGO services most properties will receive a 7-litre kitchen caddy and 1 year's supply of caddy liners. Due to the amount of food waste hospitality businesses create, at the start of their FOGO service they will be provided with a year's supply of 240-litre bin liners (instead of a FOGO caddy).

Plastic bags and bags labelled ‘biodegradable’ are not suitable for use with your FOGO service as they do not break down in the composting process and will contaminate the compost. Bags that are certified compostable and labelled AS4736 or AS5810, and/or feature these symbols may be used.

 

You may choose not to use liners and empty all organic waste directly into the bin to save time and cost of liners. You may also choose to line your caddy with paper towel or newspaper, or if you are not using a caddy you can use paper towel or newspaper to wrap your waste before placing it in the bin.

Need replacement liners or caddy?

Replacement liners and additional caddy’s are available for purchase from your local transfer station and from our customer service centres.

Item Price
FOGO bin liners* (x1 roll of 12) $11.15
Caddy liners* (x1 roll of 150) $9.50
Caddy (x1 7 litre) $4.90

*These liners are made of corn starch and vegetable oils and will breakdown in around 30 days when commercially composted. Store your liners in a dry, cool, dark place.