Kitchen Caddy & Green Bin Tips

Kitchen Caddy & Green Bin Tips

1. Empty your caddy when full or every 2-3 days. You can also rinse it after each use if you wish. For a more thorough clean you can use dish detergent or put it in your dishwasher. 

2. Place dry materials such as tissues, paper towel, paper serviettes, shredded paper, toilet paper rolls, brown paper bags and compostable food packaging in the kitchen caddy to soak up odour and moisture.

3. Food scraps: freeze seafood, meat and dairy scraps until your collection day, then place them straight into your green bin the night before your collection. Make sure you freeze them wrapped in newspaper, paper towel or in a compostable bag, not a plastic bag, because plastic bags do not go in the green bin. Eat ripened fruit and vegetables promptly or put them in the fridge until you can use them

4. Sprinkle bi-carbonate (baking) soda on top of food scraps.

5. Use a ventilated caddy lined with a breathable compostable BioBag or open the lid to allow for airflow.

Green Bin Tips

1. Line your bin. Line your bin to stop food sticking to the bottom of the bin. Use newspaper, shredded paper, cardboard (remove any plastic packaging tape first), pizza boxes, egg cartons, dry leaves, or garden clippings before you place food scraps in. Clean up any spills around your bin.

2. Layer it – like a lasagne use alternate layers of lawn clippings, leaves, shredded paper and newspaper between the food scraps to reduce odours and moisture.

3. Leave the lid open - on warm sunny days, open the lid of your green bin to allow for aeration and drying of material.

4. Put your green bin out for collection every fortnight, even if it isn’t full.

5. Keep your green bin in the shade.

6. Don’t overfill your bin, and make sure the lid is closed properly. You can also spray lavender or mint oil around the base of your kitchen caddy and green bin to deter any insects.

7. Wash your bin out from time to time using a high pressure hose and mild detergent.