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Food Waste

Please note registrations to receive a kitchen caddy have now closed. If you have registered, caddy deliveries will commence from Monday 16 May 2022. If you did not register for a caddy and would like one, please visit one of the Council facilities listed below in the FAQ's to collect one.

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

Registrations to receive a kitchen caddy have now closed. If you have registered, caddy deliveries will commence from Monday 16 May 2022. If you did not register for a caddy and would like one, please visit one of the Council facilities listed below in the FAQ's to collect one. Kitchen caddies are only available to City of Salisbury residents.

Kitchen caddy deliveries took 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.

This is most likely because your address was not registered with Council or NAWMA prior to close off dates. Only addresses with a green kerbside waste bin that were provided to Council by NAWMA or addresses registered with Council have received a caddy.

Kitchen caddies are available for collection from the following facilities;

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

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.

If you do not want the caddy you can either return it to Council at the Salisbury Community Hub (34 Church Street, Salisbury) or pass it on to a friend or family member who can use it.

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
  • Mawson Lakes Library at 2-8 Main Street, Mawson Lakes
  • Ingle Farm Library at Beovich Road, Ingle Farm

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.