Always in the green bin: pet waste

Pet waste can in fact be composted through your green bin.

You may say ‘ewww’ to pet poo, but rest assured the commercial composting process removes all the nasties. When mixed with food scraps, garden clippings and other organic materials, pet poo makes nutrient-rich compost.

To keep your green bin clean, and to prevent unpleasant smells, wrap your pet’s waste in newspaper or collect it in a compostable bag before placing it in the bin.

In doing this, make sure you’re not using plastic or biodegradable bags, as these will cause contamination issues at the composting facility. Check out our tip to learn about the difference between compostable and biodegradable.

Don’t let kitty litter cause a cat-astrophe!

Only kitty litter that is made from 100% paper, sawdust, or is certified as compostable to the Australian Standard AS 4736 (look for the below symbol) can go into your green bin.

If the kitty litter is made from stone, clay or crystals/silica, it must be placed into your landfill bin, not the green bin.