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Food Waste

Phase one of our rollout of free kitchen caddies commences on Monday 17 January! If you don't receive a caddy and would like one, please register below.

By placing food scraps in a kitchen caddy and recycling these in your kerbside green waste bin, you are helping divert these from general waste and landfill which also lowers the cost to City of Salisbury ratepayers.

The City of Salisbury has received grant funding from Green Industries SA to deliver kitchen caddies to all households which have a kerbside green waste bin.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Initial registrations to receive a kitchen caddy closed on Friday 1 October 2021. If you missed the registration deadline, please provide your contact details below in the form as Council will be arranging a second delivery run in May 2022. Alternatively, if you do not wish to wait until May 2022 to have a kitchen caddy delivered to your residence, you can collect one from the Salisbury Community Hub at 34 Church Street, Salisbury. Kitchen caddies will be available from the Salisbury Community Hub from Monday 7 February 2022; please do not into the Hub prior to this date to collect a caddy. Kitchen caddies are only available to City of Salisbury residents.

The deliveries are scheduled to take place over a two week period, commencing 17 January 2022 for those who registered their address details prior to Friday 1 October 2021. Addresses registered after October will receive a caddy in a second delivery, in May 2022 (further details to come closer to the delivery date).

Thank you for your efforts in using a kitchen caddy and recycling food waste!

These kitchen caddies are slightly different to the one you may currently have and are using. These caddies are fully ventilated on all six sides which allows food scraps to dry thoroughly through effective evaporation, reducing moisture build up and minimising associated bad odours. It is also made from 100 per cent fully recycled post-consumer plastic polymer.

All food scraps, cooked and raw can be collected in your kitchen caddy and placed into the kerbside green waste bin along with your green waste.

Food scraps can include;

  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Meat/chicken
  • Bones
  • Cheese and yoghurt
  • Food from the fridge that has spoiled (removed from packaging)
  • Seafood
  • Egg shells
  • Teabags, tea leaves and coffee grounds
  • Bread and cake
  • Cooked leftovers /plate scraps

You can also include;

  • Tissues
  • Paper towels and napkins
  • Hair and nail clippings
  • Shredded paper.
  • Keep your caddy in the kitchen, somewhere you have easy access to
  • Line the caddy with a compostable bag. Compostable bags will be provided with your kitchen caddy
  • Use your caddy to dispose of the items listed above
  • After two or three days, tie the bag and place it in your kerbside green waste bin.

When you receive your kitchen caddy you will receive a free roll of 75 compostable caddy liners which should last most households around six months.

When you run out of liners you can collect a free replacement roll of 75 compostable caddy liners from one of the following locations;

  • Salisbury Community Hub at 34 Church Street, Salisbury
  • Para Hills Community Hub at 22 Wilkinson Road, Para Hills
  • The Mawson Centre at 2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes
  • Ingle Farm Library at Beovich Road, Ingle Farm
  • Salisbury West Library, Hollywood Boulevard, Salisbury Downs

Please note that liners will not be available from these locations until Monday 7 February 2022.

You can also buy them from most supermarkets but please only purchase bags which are certified compostable. Look for the seedling logo and the certification AS4736 which meets the Australian standards for compost. These liners will completely decompose along with organic material, whereas plastic bags and packaging do not comply with standards and will contaminate the compost that is produced.

All kerbside green waste bins are collected by NAWMA’s fortnightly kerbside collection service. NAWMA collects the contents of your green bin for composting by its partner Peats Soil & Garden Supplies. Composting this organic material means that the nutrients can be reused in gardens as well as large scale horticultural and agricultural operations to improve the quality of the soil.

If you do not have a green organics bin and would like one, please contact NAWMA on 8259 2100 to arrange delivery.