Food waste


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Food waste

Food waste can be disposed of in rubbish bins in the ACT. However, there are many options that offer better environmental outcomes such as food rescue, composting or worm farming. Food waste cannot go in ACT green waste bins.

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Why?

When food waste gets sent to landfill it decomposes without oxygen. This produces methane, a harmful greenhouse gas. Composting is an aerobic (with oxygen) process which reduces methane production and creates a natural alternative to chemical fertiliser, (the excess of which runs into waterways and can be harmful to fish and other aquatic species). Compost increases nutrients in your soil, wards off plant diseases and improves soil structure.

Disposal type

Rubbish

Reuse

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